In any war it's always the women who suffer the most while having the least to do with the fighting.
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AMMAN, JORDAN—The cell was small with iron bars across the door. Three women, all naked, were chained to each corner. Nour was stripped, taken to the fourth, and handcuffed to the wall.
Every day, for more than 60 days, Nour says she and the other prisoners were raped in one of Syria’s most notorious detention centres. Some of her attackers at the Palestine Branch of Military Intelligence in Damascus were in uniform, others in civilian clothes.
“They had visitors in the prison playing cards and they said in front of us, ‘if you want sex, there are girls here,’ ” she says. Two girls died in the cell, she says.