February 1, 2023

Forced into abusive marriages, Syrian child brides increasingly turn to suicide

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By LISA KHOURY From the Times of Israel WEST BEKAA, Lebanon — Fourteen-year-old Salwa chugged the bleach for as long as she could. She ignored the agonizing burn going from her throat to stomach. She tuned out the sound of gunfire outside her kitchen window. It wasn’t the Syrian war she was trying to escape. […]