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Life Under Islamic State Rule: A Wife's Tale After Husband Defies IS

"They took my father for only a mobile phone," said 11-year-old Hamad before bursting into tears. The crowd of adults in a quiet corner of the refugee camp all knew what he meant without asking: Islamic State militants arrested his father for owning a phone. Later in their family tent, his mother, Umm Hamad, tells VOA the story of her husband's kidnapping and her flight from Mosul. It was a hot night, so we were sleeping on the roof of our house when they came. It was around...

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