Wounded and alone, children emerge from last Islamic State enclave

Hareth Najem, an Iraqi orphan lies under a blanket in a truck, near the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria March 1, 2019. Picture taken March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said

DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) – Hareth Najem fled Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria wounded and alone. The Iraqi orphan’s family had died two years earlier in air strikes across the border in al-Qaim region. “I had two brothers and a sister. They all died, and then I was by myself,” Hareth told […]

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