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Kobani Youth Kidnapped by Islamic State Tells His Story

During their offensive across northern Syria, Islamic State militants in June kidnapped more than 150 mostly Kurdish students from the city of Kobani. The group released most of them several months later but kept about 20. One of the freed youths, 16-year-old Azad, now lives in Turkey. His family fled here after he was kidnapped by Islamic State militants in June. Azad said the militants seized him and 150 fellow students as they returned home after taking secondary school exams in...

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