Thomas, an 11-year old Yazidi boy from Shingal, is treated at a TSP (Trauma Stabilization Point) in West Mosul. Thomas was kidnapped by ISIL three years ago, taken away from his parents and held hostage in Mosul. He is searching for his sister Saadeh, whom he hasn't seen in a month. For the last week he was held underground in a tunnel with four other children, all of whom died there from starvation and thirst. He was the only child to make it out alive. He was carried out by a surrendering ISIL fighter. Sadly, Thomas’ story is not unique. In the past few days, more and more children have been either found in the rubble or are brought out by ISIL fighters hoping to avoid retribution by releasing children.
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