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New dangers stalk Syrian children still haunted by horrors under ISIS

Videos of executions were shown to children by IS, who were invited to watch inside mosques

Somini Sengupta & Hwaida Saad | NYT 

The boy did not want to see a beheading, so he held his mother’s hand tight and tried to close his eyes. But seeing it was mandatory when the Islamic State ruled his hometown in northern Syria: If you were out on the street, you had to watch. The boy, now 11 and a refugee in Beirut, reckons he saw 10 beheadings, and once he saw a man accused of a crime being thrown off the top of a building. Videos of executions were shown after the executions — and children were invited to watch inside mosques. “Some of my friends, they used to go and watch,” said the boy, ...

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First Published: Tue, August 01 2017. 07:57 IST