Sold to al-Qaeda

From the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

BAGHDAD, 10 April 2007 (IRIN) – The dreams 13-year-old Barak Muhammad (not his real name) had of leading a normal teenage life were dashed when his father sold him to al-Qaeda militants. Being mentally handicapped, he said he was considered a burden by his family and was told he would be better off sacrificing his life for his country…

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