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Life under ISIS rule

Lizzie O'Leary Oct 3, 2014
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Life under ISIS rule

Lizzie O'Leary Oct 3, 2014
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As you may know, the U.S. and its partners are bombing ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq.

One story you don’t often hear is what all this means for people’s lives in the war zone, their abilities to feed their kids, run their businesses, and get through the day.

With our partners at the BBC, we have the story of Saed Toma Sliwa, a Christian who was living in the Northern Iraqi town of Bartella, when he heard ISIS was approaching.

Saed and his faily now sleep on the floor of an abandoned building in suburb of Irbil, which is in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. It’s crowded with other people who’ve fled ISIS, And he has to fight for basic necessities like ice, which gets delivered on the back of truck.

Saed and his family abandoned their livelihoods, both he and his wife left businesses … and thousands of dollars in savings.

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