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Iraq’s So-Called “ISIS Families”: Rounded up, Vilified, Forgotten

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Across Iraq, there are men, women and children – perhaps over 100,000 if one extrapolates from statistics the government has issued on people detained on terror charges - that society has labeled “ISIS families.” In some cases, their fathers, husbands or sons are alleged to have picked up arms with the Islamic State (ISIS) when the group took control of their village. In other cases, a family member merely chose to keep showing up for work at their local hospital or government office once ISIS took control of the area in which they lived. Expand Graffiti that reads "Daesh (ISIS)," marks…

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