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Daesh Frees 270 of 400 People Kidnapped from Syria’s Deir Al Zor

BEIRUT, Jan 20 – Daesh on Tuesday released 270 of an estimated 400 civilians, most of them women and children, kidnapped at the weekend when its fighters attacked Syrian government-held areas in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said, however, that the ultra-hardline group

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About 3,500 Slaves Held by Daesh in Iraq – U.N. Report

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Jan 19  – An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are believed to be held as slaves in Iraq by Daesh militants who impose a harsh rule marked by gruesome public executions, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The militant group, which also controls large parts of neighbouring Syria, has committed

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