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Photo appears to show Croatian beheaded by Egypt's Islamic State affiliate

Photo appears to show Croatian beheaded by Egypt's Islamic State affiliate

In what could mark an ominous shift in tactics, the Egyptian affiliate of Islamic State on Wednesday posted a gruesome online image purportedly showing the beheaded body of a Croatian man who was abducted last month on the outskirts of Cairo. The execution, if verified, would be the first such targeting of a Westerner by Egypt-based militants and would mark a sharp escalation in Islamic State's self-declared war on the Egyptian government and economic interests. The still photo, which was posted on Twitter and appeared on jihadist-associated sites, showed a decapitated head placed atop a bloodied torso sprawled in the sand, with a black Islamic State flag flying alongside and a...

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