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New Wave of Families Flees Post-Islamic State Iraq

“They kicked us out of our home and stole our furniture and valuables,” said Rugya Saleem, a mother of six, plucking at the carpet of the tent in a desert refugee camp. She said her husband was forced to join Islamic State militants, and then was later killed by victims of the group. “They said our things belonged to IS. But they didn’t. It was all we had.” Going home again, she added, is not an option. Like many other people across northern Iraq, she fled her home recently, months...

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