On the front line in Syrian Kurdistan, militias fight to free kidnapped families

February 27, 2015 3:40 AM

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Tel Tamer, Syria: "They want to divide us, to drive us from our lands, to separate us from our families, our tribes and our homes," Atur Aisak tells me.

She is standing at her post dug into a hill in Tel Tamer, an assault rifle slung over her shoulder, and looking out to the nearby village of Tel Shamiran, where at least 90 Assyrians - most of them her extended family - were abducted by militants of the so-called Islamic State in a terrifying predaw...

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