Saturday, October 23

Children of the Islamic State: “We are facing a disaster that we do not know how to solve”

child drinking water

Image source, Jewan Abdi


The camp supports some 60,000 people, including 2,500 families of foreign IS fighters.

The al-Hol camp is chaotic, maddening and dangerous.

It is the home of the wives and children of the foreign fighters of the Islamic State group: a city with tents, crowded families, surrounded by armed guards, watchtowers and barbed wire.

The sprawling desert camp is a four-hour drive from al-Malikyah, past the city of Qamishli, and near the Syrian-Turkish border in northeastern Syria.

Inside, women dress in black and wear the niqab, a facial veil with an eye opening, worn by some Muslim women.

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