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ISIS Trolls The U.S. By Showing Off Alleged Vaccination Campaign

In between beheading people and setting others on fire, ISIS appears to have found the time to administer vaccinations.

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The pictures — which were posted onto, an easy upload website that has posted many images appearing to have been taken inside ISIS-controlled areas — claim to show children being vaccinated in the Damascus suburb Al-Hajar al-Aswad.


The timing of the photo release lends itself to trolling as the U.S. is embroiled in a debate over vaccinations. However, it is a fact that polio has been re-emerging in Syria since the start of the country's civil war.

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