My young cousin fled the bombs … only to be held in a camp alongside Isis supporters
A 15-year-old girl from my family was among thousands of traumatised innocents dumped at the notorious al-Hawl displacement facility in Syria
explains the building rage among Syrians in the east, who, now liberated from #IS, are accused by the new #SDF system of being jihadi sympathizers and kept in overcrowded camps with the hardcore zealots. This is no recipe for stability.
Important piece by
on dangers posed by the continued internment of 10,000s of women + children in al-Hol. Where many were once blamed ISIS for their misfortune, anger now boils at Kurdish forces which run the camp
Not surprising: a key part of Baghdadi's speech is those held in IDP camps & the humiliation women go through. Years from now, ISIS will be telling stories of key operatives from the #camps, a la (U.S. jail in Iraq) #Camp_Bucca The subject of my new piece