BEIRUT (AP) The Islamic State gunmen came out of hiding in the middle of the night and set up a checkpoint on a rural road in eastern Syria.
For several hours, they stopped those passing and searched through their mobile phones to check their allegiances, until they vanished again into the desert.
One young man, an education worker, got through the checkpoint safely. But when he got to his destination in the next village, the threat was waiting for him.
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