Middle East

July 5, 2014

For one fleeing Shiite family, extremist push in northern Iraq ends a way of life

The mortars rained down for 12 hours, an eternity for members of the Hassan family who huddled together in a single room, the children screaming and the adults praying to die in the shelling rather than be slaughtered by the Islamic State militants who rampaged into the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar two weeks ago.

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