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post 27 February 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Iraq: why looting can be a good thing

Better that at least some vestiges of previous civilisations be kept safe in the great museums of London, Berlin and New York, courtesy of the colonial looters of yesteryear.

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What do we still not know about Mohammed Emwazi?

The identity of masked Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" was revealed on Thursday. But what we have since learnt about Mohammed Emwazi throws up as many questions as answers.

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How west London became an extremism hotbed

Mohammed Emwazi grew up in Shepherd's Bush and Queen's Park, areas of north west London that have had a long and uncomfortable history of radical extremism. Channel 4 News looks back.

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Mohammed Emwazi: S Club 7 to IS - in pictures

The British man identified as the Islamic State fighter, believed to have beheaded several hostages, was a popular schoolboy who loved Manchester United and S Club 7.

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Mohammed Emwazi 'will have nowhere to hide'

A friend of US hostage Steven Sotloff, who was murdered by Islamic State militants, says that family take some comfort from having a name for the "masked face they have seen in their nightmares".

article 26 February 2015 UK, Iraq
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Why was 'Jihadi John' unmasked?

How did the alleged identity of Islamic State's most wanted suspect fall into the public domain on Thursday morning? And where does the UK go from here in the fight against Islamic State?

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Lindsey Hilsum by Islamic State fighters smash historic statues in Iraq

It looks terrible - vandals of the Islamic State attacking ancient Assyrian statues with sledge-hammers.

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Darshna Soni by 'Jihadi John' and the security services: the background

It is understood that the security services have long known the identity of the man dubbed Jihadi John. On Thursday they have faced accusations that MI5 tried to recruit him before he left for Syria.

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'American Sniper' killer sentenced to life in prison

Eddie Ray Routh is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being found guilty of murdering Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.

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