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A Kurdish flag and an Islamic State flag flutter on a bridge in Iraq. Islamic State beheaded 10 people in a northern Kurdish area of Syria, a human rights monitoring group said Wednesday. (Reuters/Ako Rasheed)

Islamic State beheaded seven men and three women in a northern Kurdish area of Syria, a human rights monitoring group said on Wednesday, part of what it described as a campaign to frighten residents resisting the militant group’s advance.

The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdulrahman, said five anti-Islamic State Kurdish fighters, including three women, and four Syrian Arab rebels were detained and beheaded on Tuesday 14 km (8 miles) west of Kobani, a Kurdish town besieged by Islamic State near the Turkish border.

He said a Kurdish male civilian was also beheaded.

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