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    Mothers of ISIS Soldiers Lean on Each Other

    It’s an unimaginable burden. But thousands of women have seen their children leave home to fight for ISIS — leaving them to deal not only with feelings of shame but also with the loss of their adolescent kids. Many of these mothers, fearing that others will be similarly radicalized, have banded together to confront a grief that’s difficult for others to grasp. Some are trying to use what they’ve learned to keep other children from the same outcome — though by doing so, they will risk encountering even more friction close to home.

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