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Afghan recounts harrowing ordeal in ISIS captivity

In this photograph taken on November 17, 2015, former Islamic state hostage, Mohammed Yousuf ,23, (C) sits with relatives during an interview with AFP in Kabul. Held for nine months by fighters claiming to be from Islamic State, and freed not by Afghan or NATO soldiers but by the Taliban, Mohammed Yousuf's blue eyes evoke the horror he is trying to blot out. AFP PHOTO / SHAH Marai

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on November 21, 2015, on page 10.

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