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  1. Islamic State Militants Sell Women for $1,000

    The modern menace has pulled another move from the medieval playbook: selling slave wives. At least two dozen kidnapped women — from a Kurdish- and Arabic-speaking Yazidi religious minority in Iraq — have been spirited to Syria, forced to convert to Islam and sold to Islamic State fighters for $1,000 each, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. More than 300 abducted Yazidi women were “distributed as spoils of war,” while IS rejected attempts to buy the victims’ freedom. 

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