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Families of Local IS Members Face Rejection in Iraq

Nisan Ahmado and Kawa Omar write for Voice of America:

More than one year after its liberation from Islamic State terror, the Iraqi city of Mosul still suffers from scars left behind.

Families and children of the terror group have returned to their homes in Mosul, facing rejection and shame by the local community. One widow of a former IS fighter in Mosul, who requested anonymity, told VOA she and her two children have been going through a distressing situation for being linked to an IS member.

"My husband was an IS member, but what does this have to do with me? If my husband joined the al-Qaida group, what does this have to do with my children? The family and parents have nothing to do with someone's affiliation with a terror group," she said.

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