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'Grave Fears' After Iraq Moves More Than 1,300 Wives, Children Of ISIS Suspects

"These women and children are extremely vulnerable. Regardless of what their family members may be accused of, they have a right to protection and assistance," says the Norwegian Refugee Council.

Iraqi authorities have moved a group of more than 1,300 foreign women and children — the family members of suspected ISIS fighters — and a refugee agency is raising the alarm about their precarious situation and the specter of retribution.

"The families

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