Children walk past tents on October 22, 2014 at Suruc Rojava refugee camp in Sanliurfa, where Sultan Muslim lives with her family, including newborn son Muhammed Obama Muslim. AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN
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Caught between a slim hope and agonizing despair, Kurdish refugee Neriman waits in Turkey for news of her husband who disappeared five months ago fighting jihadists and is feared to be held in an ISIS dungeon.Mohammad, 38, went missing in the early days of the Islamist offensive on the Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab, known in Kurdish as Kobani, now the subject of a brutal battle between ISIS militants and Kurdish fighters.Neriman, who found sanctuary in Turkey with her five children almost a month ago, remembers the trauma back in her hometown when ISIS insurgents began the siege of surrounding areas before their advance inside Ain al-Arab.She said her husband was fighting in a village named Zirava, 30 kilometers west of Ain al-Arab.One compound is home to 12 Syrian refugees and the second to 20 Syrians, including Neriman and her five children.
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