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ISIS’ child victims: Crying kids flee homes, suffer bomb injuries and sleep in smoke-filled homes in powerful images

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, ISIS’ child victims: Crying kids flee homes, suffer bomb injuries and sleep in smoke-filled homes in powerful images

ISIS’ child victims: Crying kids flee homes, suffer bomb injuries and sleep in smoke-filled homes in powerful images

EXCLUSIVE: In one image, released by Oxfam, a brave 14-year-old girl poses next to a water tank where her hand was blown off by a hidden ISIS bomb

Dressed in polka dot clothing, a brave young girl stands beside a water tank outside her home where her hand was blown off by an ISIS bomb.

Aged only 14, Doha, who goes by a pseudonym, was cleaning by the tank in northern Iraq when the IED suddenly exploded, causing horrific injuries.

, ISIS’ child victims: Crying kids flee homes, suffer bomb injuries and sleep in smoke-filled homes in powerful images

Unbeknown to her, the deadly device had been planted at the site by Islamic State militants when they swept through her hometown, Owsijah village.

It was only two months after Doha returned home – following the recapturing of the village – when she stumbled across the hidden bomb as she cleaned.

In a terrifying blast, she lost half of her hand.

The picture of the teen, courageously standing by the tank near where the IED was buried, is among a series of powerful images taken in the war-ravaged country.

, ISIS’ child victims: Crying kids flee homes, suffer bomb injuries and sleep in smoke-filled homes in powerful images

, ISIS’ child victims: Crying kids flee homes, suffer bomb injuries and sleep in smoke-filled homes in powerful images

, ISIS’ child victims: Crying kids flee homes, suffer bomb injuries and sleep in smoke-filled homes in powerful images

, ISIS’ child victims: Crying kids flee homes, suffer bomb injuries and sleep in smoke-filled homes in powerful images

Others show families weeping and embracing as they are reunited at a camp, not too far from Mosul, after being torn apart when ISIS took control of the city.

Thin and in a state of shock, some women were seen discarding their black Niqabs, while men “wept openly”, as thousands flooded the camp’s gates.

In another striking image, a couple stand on the roof of their home with their three children, aged 11, six and five, as a fire rages behind them.

The family live next to a burning oil well in Qayyarah. And although the mum is always cleaning, their home is constantly black with smoke.

“I just keep cleaning and it comes back the same,” she says.

“If we stay like this we really will die here. We don’t have electricity and at night the smoke fills the house and we can’t breathe.”

She adds: “I try to stop the children playing outside.” More HERE

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