Monday, June 2, 2014

'The ranks of Syrian widows grow as rebels are killed off'

"... "I don't want the same thing to happen to me," said Ahlam, whose two younger brothers are also rebel fighters. "I foresee that they're all going to get killed. I don't think many of them will return.".....Some sheiks have called on rebel fighters to marry widowed mothers. One imam in this town on the outskirts of Aleppo offered fighters money for each child they help raise. But for the women, these are often the very men they don't want to marry because of the risk of being widowed again..."

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