January 23, 2014

Why Do Terrorists Use Women?

Eric Niiler, Discovery News

The Associated Press

She goes by the name of "Salima" and has a big red scar on her left cheek. This 23-year-old from the Dagestan province of Russia -- whose husband was killed by Russian security forces last year -- is now considered a serious threat to bombing the Sochi Winter Olympic games that begin in two weeks.

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TAGGED: Terrorism, Women, Sochi


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