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Jeelan, 11, the day after being rescued from an ISIS family who had held her captive for the past two years. She says she doesn't remember her Yazidi family. "I want to go back to Um Ali," she says, referring to the Iraqi woman who had been pretending to be her mother in a detention camp for ISIS families. "Um Ali is my real family." Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Nizar Zakka (center), a Lebanese national and U.S. resident arrested in Iran in 2015 and sentenced to 10 years in jail on espionage charges, gives a press conference in Beirut after he was freed in early June. Anwar Amro /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Red Sea. The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group was recently deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility as tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate. On Monday, the State Department ordered additional troops to the Middle East. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley/U.S. Navy via Getty Images hide caption

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Atomic Energy Organization of Iran spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi, pictured at a July 2018 news conference in Tehran, said Monday: "We have quadrupled the rate of enrichment and even increased it more recently." Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Danisch Farooqi with his daughter, Aaliya, in Hamburg, Germany, when she was around 2 years old. "I haven't seen her in five years," he says. He wonders if she has forgotten him. Courtesy of Danisch Farooqi hide caption

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'I Would Do Anything For Her': A German Dad's Search For His Daughter, Taken By ISIS

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A picture obtained from Iranian News Agency ISNA on Thursday shows fire and smoke billowing from Norwegian-owned Front Altair tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Oman. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Thursday that "these unprovoked attacks present a clear threat to international peace and security." Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe waves to well-wishers on his departure from Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Wednesday for a two-day visit to Iran. Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S.-based Free Russia Foundation accuses Russia of exploiting Western legal systems. Above, supporters of arrested journalist Ivan Golunov (freed on Tuesday) gathered at a court building in Moscow. Dmitry Serebryakov/AP hide caption

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Caregiver Fajriya Khaled holds a child at an orphanage in northeastern Syria, home to 41 children of Yazidi mothers and ISIS fathers. The Yazidi community in Iraq forces the women to leave their children behind if they want to return home. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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In Syria, An Orphanage Cares For Children Born To Yazidi Mothers Enslaved By ISIS

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Mim Akter Tania, 22, thought she was getting a job as a hospital custodian in Saudi Arabia. Instead, she says, she ended up as a domestic servant with an abusive boss. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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They Pump $15 Billion A Year Into Bangladesh's Economy — But At What Cost?

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The People's Defense Court in the Rojava district of northeast Syria. Judges here have been holding trials of thousands of ISIS fighters. The Kurdish-led region broke from Syrian government control in 2012 and has developed its own justice system that it says adheres to Western standards of human rights. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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'Revenge Is For The Weak': Kurdish Courts In Northeastern Syria Take On ISIS Cases

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