DAHUK, Iraq | Yazidi mothers of children by IS face heartbreaking choices

DAHUK, Iraq | Yazidi mothers of children by IS face heartbreaking choices

DAHUK, Iraq — The 26-year-old Yazidi mother faces a heartbreaking choice.

Her family is preparing to emigrate from Iraq to Australia and start a new life after the suffering the Islamic State group wreaked on their small religious minority. She is desperate to go with them, but there is also someone she can’t bear to leave behind: Her 2-year-old daughter, Maria, fathered by the IS fighter who enslaved her.

She knows her family will never allow her to bring Maria.

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