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Pregnant IS Rape Victims Face Challenges Upon Returning to Iraq

Two years after Islamic State militants attacked the Yazidi religious minority in northern Iraq and took thousands of women and girls as sex slaves, many victims are now returning home pregnant or, in some cases, with newborn babies, Iraqi sources tell VOA. Those victims are faced with contradicting cultural and legal challenges: While the former type of challenge is compelling them to undergo abortions or abandon babies, the latter is criminalizing their actions, those sources...

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