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> I made the mistake of telling them my husband had been a victim of terrorism. I made a mistake, so they me and broke my teeth. Then they took me to a house.>> One word to an Islamic State fighter was all it took to set in motion events that left this woman trembling, even after escaping their rule in Mosul.
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A widowed mother, she was being considered for a pension. Instead, she says, the fighters told her she was now their slave.>> They hit me and tortured me. They would hit me using chains.>> Her story cannot be verified. But as Iraqi forces push deeper into the city, it reflects many other chilling accounts from its residents as their neighborhoods are liberated.
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Reuters Stephen Kalin met her and other displaced women at a camp just east of the front line.>> She told us she was raped multiple times, possibly by multiple members of Islamic State. She was tied up and blindfolded. She tried to escape a few times, and was tortured for that.
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Eventually they let her go. And about two months after being released, she realized that she was pregnant.>> In her culture, bearing a child outside of marriage carries problems. An Iraqi man proposed to marry her. He too was later recruited by IS. Eventually, Iraqi forces reached their neighborhood, arresting him.
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Another story, a child of only 13 years forced by her father into marriage to a 17 year old fighter in an apparent attempt to protect her.>> He would threaten her, threaten her family if she tried to escape. His brothers would sexually harass her. Two powerful stories for women who have escaped and are slowly making a recovery.
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>> Two people of many in this camp. They have no plans to return to Mosul after the war. Most still too afraid to speak out.