Life Under Islamic State: Mom, Son Not Heeding Militants' Call

At 14 years old, Ali is a breadwinner and a smoker in an area of Mosul captured by Iraqi forces in early January. Seven months ago, Islamic State militants urged him to join as they bolstered their forces for upcoming battles. In a borrowed house in Mosul, Ali and his mother, Iman, tell VOA the story of why he could never join the group, no matter how dangerous it was to stay out. Ali and his mom tell their story in Arabic, and it is edited for clarity.   Ali: I was in second grade when...

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