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Divorce on the Rise in Iraq as Wives Cut Ties to ISIS Militants

When Umaima met her future husband 13 years ago, he was a car mechanic. Today, he is an Islamic State terrorist.

With ISIS driven from much of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria, Umaima has joined a growing number of the militants’ wives who are filing for divorce.

“I was and still am disappointed because I married a man who didn’t appreciate his life and decided to join a terrorist group instead of taking care of his family,” said Umaima, who is relying on the support of her parents as she navigates life as a single mother. “I will try to be their father as well.”

Read more at NBC News

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