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Freed from ISIS, Yazidi women return in 'severe shock'

Since the operation began, around 180 women, girls and children captured in 2014 have been liberated

Rukmini Callimachi | NYT 

The 16-year-old lies on her side on a mattress on the floor, unable to hold up her head. Her uncle props her up to drink water, but she can barely swallow. Her voice is so weak, he places his ear directly over her mouth to hear her. The girl, Souhayla, walked out of the most destroyed section of Mosul this month, freed after three years of captivity and serial rape when her Islamic State captor was killed in an airstrike. Her uncle described her condition as “shock.” He had invited reporters to Souhayla’s bedside so they could document what the terror ...

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First Published: Fri, July 28 2017. 09:08 IST
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