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Putin Shows Rare Soft Spot To Rescue Russia’s ISIS Children

Putin Shows Rare Soft Spot To Rescue Russia's ISIS Children
Survivors in the rubble of destruction by the Islamic State in the village Wardik
Image by Levi Clancy

Zalina Gabibulayeva has had five children, four husbands and two jail sentences. All her spouses were Islamist militants who are either dead or in prison, the last two in Syria, where she was among hundreds of women stranded by the war before officials brought her back to Russia.

“I thank God every day that we are here,” Gabibulayeva, 37, said by phone from Grozny, the capital of Russia’s mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya, where she and her children receive about 40,000 rubles ($610) per month in state welfare payments…

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