A young Iraqi refugee is still afraid to make friends for fear she will lose them

Yasmeen Al-Gailani remembers the day when her friend's father was kidnapped in Baghdad a few years ago. Although his relatives paid a ransom, he was later found dead in the city. The news of the kidnapping came through a telephone call.

Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 08/04/2010 12:00 am EDT

Yasmeen Al-Gailani remembers the day when her friend's father was kidnapped in Baghdad a few years ago. Although his relatives paid a ransom, he was later found dead in the city. The news of the kidnapping came through a telephone call. Now she says she gets a weird feeling in her stomach every time she hears the phone ring.

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