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Disabled Syrian Refugees Flee Across Mountains ‘Strapped to Horses’

For anyone fleeing Syria’s civil war, the journey to safety is hazardous, sometimes deadly. For disabled refugees, the challenges are immense – but as siblings Alan and Gyan Mohammed proved, they are not insurmountable. 30-year-old Alan and his 28-year-old sister, Gyan, both have muscular dystrophy and are confined to wheelchairs. Their extraordinary journey began in 2014 as the terror group Islamic State advanced toward their hometown, Al-Hasakah in northeast Syria. The entire...

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