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The Islamic militant group that captured two major cities in Iraq last week, has posted graphic photos that appeared to show ...
its fighters killing dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers in a massacre. (June 15)
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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP Clients OnlyBaghdad, Iraq - June 15, 2014 1. Various at police checkpoint in BaghdadMilitant Photos - Courtesy ISILTikrit, Iraq - June 14, 2014 ++PHOTO CONTENT CHECKED AGAINST KNOWN LOCATIONS AND EVENTS BY REGIONAL EXPERTS ++PHOTOS ARE CONSISTENT WITH INDEPENDENT AP REPORTING ++THE AP HAS MADE EVERY EFFORT TO IDENTIFY AND ACCESS THE UGC FROM THE CONTENT CREATOR, HOWEVER THE AP CANNOT ROUTINELY COMMUNICATE WITH MILITANT SOURCES2. STILL: Appears to show militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with truckload of captured Iraqi soldiers after taking over a base in Tikrit33. STILL: Appears to show militants leading away Iraqi soldiers in plain clothes after taking over base4. STILL: Appears to show ISIL flag above captured Iraqi soldiers in plain clothes5. STILL: Appears to show militant in face mask standing over soldiers in back of truck6. STILL: Appears to show militant pointing gun at captured Iraqi soldiers7. STILL: Appears to show militant pointing at captured Iraqi soldiers8 STILL: Various appearing to show militants captured soldiers down an embankment9. STILL: Appears to show militants taking aim at Iraqi soldiers in plain clothesAP Television - AP Clients OnlyBaghdad, Iraq - June 15, 201410. Wide of cars entering police checkpoint11. Mid of motorist getting out of vehicle12. Tight of police checking documents13. Mid of police checking inside vehicle14. Wide of volunteers entering the Federal Police Command headquarters15. Various of volunteers at the police command headquarters being addressed by Shiite cleric 16. Various of vehicles filled with volunteers driving towards Taji military camp STORYLINE:AS THE IRAQI GOVERNMENT TIGHTENED ITS DEFENSES AROUND BAGHDAD, THE ISLAMIC MILITANT GROUP THAT HAS SWEPT THROUGH THE REGION NORTH OF THE CAPITAL -- ISIS --- HAS POSTED GRAPHIC IMAGES ON THE INTERNET.THE IMAGES APPEAR TO SHOW A MASSACRE AGAINST DOZENS OF CAPTURED IRAQIS.THIS ONE SHOWS YOUNG MEN HUDDLED IN THE BACK OF A TRUCK......THEN WALKING IN A SINGLE FILE WITH GUNS TRAINED ON THEM..........LYING DOWN WITH HANDS BEHIND THEIR BACKS.....THIS PHOTO SHOWS THE CAPTIVES BEING LED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT.......AND ON THE GROUND WITH A LINE OF MILITANT SOLDIERS POINTING RIFLES AT THEM JUST A FEW FEET AWAY.IRAQ'S TOP MILITARY SPOKESMAN HAS CONFIRMED THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE PHOTOS, ADDING THAT THE ARMY IS AWARE OF INCIDENTS OF MASS MURDER OF IRAQI SOLDIERS.MEANWHILE -- IN BAGHDAD, A CAR BOMB EXPLODED SUNDAY.....KILLING OR WOUNDING DOZENS OF RESIDENTS.AN EYEWITNESS SAYS IT OCCURRED OUTSIDE A SHOP SELLING MILITARY FATIGUES.AT POLICE CHECKPOINTS....MOTORISTS EXIT THEIR VEHICLES....SHOWING OFFICERS THEIR DOCUMENTS......AND LETTING THEM SEARCH THEIR VEHCLES FOR WEAPONS AND EXPLOSIVES.HUNDREDS OF SHIITE MEN FLOCKED TO A POLICE COMMAND CENTER IN BAGHDAD....EAGER TO JOIN SECURITY FORCES IN THE FIGHT THE ISLAMIC RADICALS.......DOZENS OF MEN CLIMBED ABOARD ARMY TRUCKS....THEN HEADED TO A MILITARY BASE NORTH OF BAGHDAD TO UNDERGO BASIC TRAINING.NED BARKER, ASSOCIATED PRESS.