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Shia families 'held hostage' in remote Afghan province

Dozens of minority Shia Afghan families remain trapped in the village of Mirza Olang in northern Afghanistan days after Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters took over the area.

Dozens of minority Shia Afghan families remain trapped in the village of Mirza Olang in northern Afghanistan days after Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS) fighters took over the area.

 

Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from the capital Kabul.

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