ISIS Forced Them Into Sexual Slavery. Finally, They’ve Reunited With Their Children.

“I was so happy, but it was a shock for both of us,” said one mother, who said she had been dreaming of seeing her daughter again for nearly two years. “She is not used to me yet.”

The girl is now 2 and a half.

The secret operation on the Syrian-Iraqi border last week, witnessed by journalists for The New York Times, was so far the only reunion of Yazidi women from Iraq and the children they had while sexually enslaved and raped by their Islamic State captors.

Full story on the New York Times website.

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Yazidi women waited on the Iraqi side of the border last week, hoping to reunite with children in Syria whom they hadn’t seen in years. [Ivor Prickett for New York Times]