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On the Scene: Fleeing Extremism in Hopes of New Life in Europe

"All the men wear pants like this,” said Soaid, indicating with his hand that the pants needed to be long enough to cover the ankles. “And the women stay inside." As he waited in a crowded line of refugees and other migrants, hoping to board yet another bus, Soaid said he had escaped Deir Ezzor, a province in Syria mostly controlled by Islamic State militants, only a week or two ago. Since then, he said, he had already passed through Turkey, Greece, Macedonia and Serbia on...

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