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Wives of the caliphate: 3 ISIS widows share their stories

By Hunar Ahmed 12/11/2018
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Thousands of foreign fighters traveled from Europe, the Americas, and Asia to join the Islamic State group (ISIS) and its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria. Now the group has lost its major urban strongholds – particularly its de facto capital of Raqqa – the wives and children of these slain fighters face an uncertain future in camps across the region. 

With governments reluctant to take back their radicalized citizens, these women and children wait in the care of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – their status somewhere between refugee and captive. 

Rudaw’s Hunar Ahmed spoke to three of these ISIS widows in Syria to learn what they now think about the extremist brand of Islam they lived under and what the future has in store for them. 


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Stewee Guy
Stewee Guy | 13/11/2018
Isn't shame that some Kurdish women copy ISIS women dress code ?. Isn't shame to replace the Kurdish customs and Kurdish traditional head covers with ISIS customs ?. Shame on the Kurdish Islamic Parties who have only on goal in mind to erase the Kurdish Identity and become a forever slave for the Arabs.
gogo | 14/11/2018
Let them to marry with locals there.
anon | 15/11/2018
equality, treat them as you would treat any man.
joe bloggs | 28/11/2018
let those who do not believe in cold blooded violence for kicks to make their own choice and leave this cult.
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