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Escaping Islamic State Enslavement

“First, they took all the men...” Rakhda said, beginning a tale familiar to other victims of the Islamic State. In mid-August, Rakhda’s village, the Yazidi enclave Kocho in northern Iraq, was surrounded by militants. Nearby in Sinjar, US fighter jets were pounding IS positions, but it didn’t deter the fighters outside Kocho. They entered, separated out the men, and killed them. Then they divided up the rest – young women, old women and men, families with small children. Fighters took...

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