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Syria, the war against Isis is also fought in Kurdish prisons


The war against ISIS in Syria is also fought in Kurdish prisons, such as Al-Hol, where the irreducible wives of the Islamic State militia are locked up. These organized to radicalize children and carry out jihad, punishing – even with death – those who hinder them

The war against ISIS in eastern Syria is also fought in Kurdish prisons where wives and children of Islamic State militia are locked up. Primarily that of Al-Hol (Hasaka). The irreducible Daesh women, in fact, organized themselves inside the fields, recreating a sort of city in the city. Inside the Sharia courts, groups of the Hisba (Islamic religious police) and radicalization courses for children were established. Those who try to escape, oppose or counter the propaganda, are “arrested” and judged by these courts; also with corporal punishment or with that capital. This is confirmed by the numerous lifeless bodies recently found at the facilities. However, these increased as the jihadists began to raise their heads after the Turkish offensive.

Many of the women held in the camps are not “Isis brides”. They have married Daesh militiamen, but only because they are forced and want to go home. The sentences for those who violate the “rules” of the irreducible, however, are very severe

However, women in Al-Hol and other Kurdish prisons in eastern Syria are not all Orthodox “Isis brides”. Many have been forced by jihadists to marry them and just want to go home. The transfer to the fields seemed to have led to the end of a nightmare. In reality, this was not the case. As soon as the irreducible wives of the Islamic State jihadists organized, they began to issue prohibitions: from listening to music to wearing colorful clothes. Violations are punished with harsh penalties ranging from burning the “guilty” tent to flagellating her publicly, to killing her. Furthermore, they forced all of them to “enroll” their children in Daesh radicalization schools within the facilities.

The SDF have reacted to the phenomenon in two ways: on the one hand by strengthening vigilance in the camps, also thanks to the return of US soldiers, in order to block attempts at evasion or attacks to free the jihadists. On the other, they intensified talks with the tribal leaders to speed up the release of innocents

The SDF and the Kurdish political leaders have run for cover, following the fact that the repatriations of the foreign fighters Isis and their families in the countries of origin are proceeding very slowly. On the one hand they have reinforced vigilance at Al-Hol and at all the other prisons where members of the Islamic State are imprisoned. This, also thanks to the return to Syria of US soldiers, who have deployed in strategic locations and are ready to intervene to block any attempt to escape or attack to free the Daesh prisoners. On the other, they have intensified talks with local tribal leaders to speed up the possibility that innocent women can go home. To date, in fact, hundreds of former prisoners have already been released, welcomed to their villages in the region. From Raqqa to Deir Ezzor, passing through Hasaka.

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