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Syria, Isis tries to reorganize itself starting from the Al-Hol camp


Isis is trying to reorganize itself in the East of Syria, starting from the Al-Hol camp and using women as a vehicle for radicalization and terror

Isis attempts to reorganize itself in the East of Syria, starting from the Al-Hol camp near Hasaka. In the past few hours the SDF have had to intervene to stop an attempt to attack from inside the structure, launched by the women (wives) of the foreign fighters of the Islamic State. They tried to steal weapons from the guards and took some Doctors Without Borders (MSF) operators as hostages. After that. there was a shooting that caused the death of some of them. The forces of Jazeera Storm, in fact, had to seal the “migrants” section of the camp and carry out an internal raid, which led to around fifty arrests. In the area a sort of female Sharia tribunal had been established, complete with corporal punishment for those who violated the Koranic laws and Daesh preachers carried out radicalization work.

The wives of the Islamic State foreign fighters”dictate” and apply law within the camp, even with the death penalty, to the “apostate”

It is not the first time that the SDF have been forced to intervene in the Al-Hol camp to stop riot attempts by ISIS sympathizers. Recently, however, the situation has worsened. Especially from the female side. In recent days some women were severely beaten by female militants of the Islamic State, as they had not joined the mandatory reading of Sharia rules, imposed on all female representatives living in the “migrants” area of ​​the camp. Others, on the other hand, have been whipped or even killed for various reasons. From the refusal to wear traditional clothes to rebel against women-leaders Daesh. Furthermore, the wives of jihadists forbid their children to go to the 16 camp schools and to the meeting places where there are “apostates”. In fact, the interventions to restore security are multiplying and it’s feared that sooner or later some outbreaks may turn into a fire.

The Al-Hol camp is divided into eight sectors, but female radicalization is growing despite all the initiatives to eradicate Daesh ideology

The field of Al-Hol is today divided into eight sectors, separated by walls and by strict supervision of the SDF. In those one, two and three there are Iraqi refugees who escaped the ISIS attacks in Mosul in 2014. The fourth, however, is home to displaced Syrians from Aleppo, Homs, Deir Ezzor, Idlib, Raqqa and Tabqa. In the fifth, sixth and seventh live the families of the foreign fighters of the Islamic State and in the eighth, that of the “migrants”, the foreign Daesh militiamen. The separation between these last sectors, however, is less rigid than the others. Indeed, contacts between jihadists and their families are not infrequent, despite internal security. The managers of the structure work to block the radicalization and spread of IS ideology with various initiatives. But the preachers seem to have more effect on the ground and can count on a network of complicity and silence, difficult to counter.

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