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Scholars support fight with Islamic State

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s top religious clerics issued a statement Wednesday banning travel to conflict zones as the country’s conservative religious establishment backs the Al-Saud ruling family’s efforts to defeat the Islamic State.

AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the “puzzling” exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group.

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”