ISIS Wives Speak Out: Inside Syria’s Notorious Al Hol Camp | The Dispatch

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This place is called Al Hol. It’s a notorious refugee
camp in northeast Syria where many of the wives and
children of ISIS fighters are being held. The Kurdish-led forces who
guard this sprawling camp have struggled to secure it. Hardline women have attacked
them with stones and knives and ever since the
recent Turkish invasion, some of the guards
have been redeployed to the front lines. The fighting has
weakened Kurdish control across the region. And now the fear is
that the instability will give thousands of ISIS
fighters and their wives the chance to escape. We leave the area where
the Iraqis and Syrians stay and head over to
the foreigners’ section. Roughly 10,000 women and
children from at least 50 countries live here. These women had
traveled to join ISIS and many of their
home countries now refuse to take them
and their children back. We’d been warned by
guards that the camp’s most violent and
steadfast ISIS followers were to be found here. But we were met with
pleas for sympathy. Some of the women
were openly denouncing ISIS. But their motives
were not clear. Are they truly reformed
or are they just tired of living in this place? About two-thirds of the foreigners
are under the age of 12. There’s not much
for them here — no schools
or even running water. Across the camp, hundreds of children
have died from disease and malnutrition since the beginning
of the year. Even before the Turkish
invasion of northeast Syria, this camp was in crisis — a breeding ground
for the next generation of ISIS. But Kurdish-led
security was at least keeping ISIS in check. Now, as outside forces
undermine Kurdish authority, the question of
what will happen to these women
and children becomes more pressing than ever.


  1. Such vermin should die. Slowly in memory of the horrors they committed and/or helped committed. What mercy !? No mercy to such vermin. They are not human anymore. They waived the right to call themselves human long ago and for ever

  2. I don't understand why terrorists & family become more radical & more blood thirsty when they come out western jails & middle East jails unlike same mentality terrorists become singers & dancers when they come out from China's prison ? Why ?

  3. Poor guys
    Yes this woman's are miserable but problem is ideology and crazy fanatic Islam
    It's ruining everything

  4. ………. the have learned nothing, go and live your prehistoric live, full of hate, nobody wants you in there county, and yes he who behaves as a animal should be treated like one

  5. Поставьте субтитры на "русский" язык! Пожалуйста. Я не понимаю английский

  6. I have no empathy for these terroristic wives and their husbands ? feel very sorry for the babies. I hope they dont say as they do and do as they do.

  7. I'm American and in this case – and this case only – I'm all for separating women & children. The children are at least salvageable. They had no say in moving to the camp. The women are ADULTS who made the active decision to let go of their former life to join an evil group.

  8. They have deep reason and some of you wouldn’t understand them because people have different side different beliefs and all of the people commenting here in social media have no idea what they have been through. In the first place many people disgusted and no have mercy on them because they called a Muslim . Some people saying that if we heard the word Muslim you called it terrorist and so on because that’s what you want to hear that what marked on your head a negative side of a muslim.

  9. World is the believers prison

    Abu Hurairah (May allah be pleased with him) reported:

    Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "The world is the believer's prison and the infidel's Jannah".


    قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ‏[الدنيا سجن المؤمن وجنة الكافر].اخرجه احمد

    And We shall try you until We test those among you who strive their utmost and persevere in patience; and We shall try your reported (mettle). { SURAH MUHAMMAD }

    وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ حَتَّىٰ نَعْلَمَ الْمُجَاهِدِينَ مِنْكُمْ وَالصَّابِرِينَ وَنَبْلُوَ أَخْبَارَكُمْ { سورة محمد }

    And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger,
    Allah informs us that He tests and tries His servants, {SURAH ALBAQARA}

     وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ وَالْأَنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ { سورة البقرة }

  10. Dați cearceafurile jos de pe ochi și mergeți la muncă că no să-mi rup oasele de muncă pt distracția lor că nu văd de cearceafuri să muncească. Dați cearceafurile jos de pe ochi și la muncă nu numai când stați pe spate la buhai.

  11. I hate the way they make woman dress. They look like shadow ghost I saw in daytime. No living being should dress as a dead ghost

  12. Without emotions; the issue of foreigners
    Every one of these women is a lifetime of monetary investment of society for no other reason than to prove an imo very minor point about rehabilitation and responsibility. They will either go to prison, be under constant surveillance or have to undergo years of closley monitered therapy. The children should not have any ties to their parents and be taken into custody immediately, either by the normal families these women once had or the state. Some may have realized the terrible mistake they made but for the next decades everyone must be extremely careful with these individuals. We should take them back because they are our citizens. Noone said that we must treat them as victims. They aided in war crimes, had slaves and had an active of one of the worst organizations in the modern history. Every single one must face an intensive trial and the truth must be found without fail. Leaving them in these camps isn't a solution for anyone that knows even a little bit about human dignity and the local situation. We shouldn't repay their crimes with cruelty but good, old fashioned, hard justice. If some of them were as they said victims, we will find out. And should they lie, we will find that out as well.

  13. The point is they are happy if Turks take control.This confirms that fact that Turkey was actively supporting ISIS.T Erdogan is radicalised extremist

  14. These are not woman but THINGS. Look at the way they look… WE DONT WANT THEM OR THER THINGS OUT THEIR VAGINAS IN OUR COUNTRY!

  15. I dont care about these things. Rot in the desert with you childres. Bye! Never to be seen back in the country you left because ISS was better.. DIE in pain in the sand, were you all beling, All time long!

  16. It doesn't matter if these women deserve to be here or not, fact is if you provide no services and leave their children to suffer you are just priming a new generation to feel ostracised from the world and potentially become radicalized.

  17. That's the world they worship, let them be. Let them rot freely in their holy land, do not disturb their peace.

  18. They are completely evil, not mental at all,if someone sees them as mental, it's just giving them a chance, to get some pity from the world.

  19. Radical Islamists distilled from 50+ countries. In 2002 Anwar al-Awlaki suggested a Syrian Project would exist and he was right. With all this time to prepare, facilitate, support, and watch it develop, as a pseudo-reformation plan to bring to the Ummah, the wisdom of the Algerian Jihad, did no one have a plan for the survivors ? Perhaps Bashar Assad should be the caretaker of the survivors, forever.

  20. HAH! Some shout that ISIS will and must expand, others claim victimhood. Are we mind readers? Should we risk the safety of whole countries to allow these people to take back decisions they made for themselves? No.

  21. Well if you are Muslim and believe in Allah that's a lesson for every Muslim.. You want to create destruction in God's name now you are destroyed.. Karma comes and hit you hard.. You joined isis and destroyed the Syria now you are left behind to suffer the pain.. Sometimes we have to be toxic to teach people for their deeds

  22. Look at all these cultures under one and the same roof. Never would I believe IS to be at the forefront of multiculturalism.

  23. Evil Islam, and evil Allah.
    Islam is not from God. It's from evilness because the Isis also believe in Islam and they behave evil. Islam and Mohamed destroy the whole word.

  24. Seems like these problems will figure themselves out with enough time spent at the camp. The petri dish of solutions will eventually expire the problems out.

  25. How intoxicated these people . A failed doctrine with numerous mistakes of everything his so called allah spoke of are not enough for them to believe its all wrong and e are on the wrong path

  26. So simple No Islam no ISIS. They claimed That they are Religion of Peace so IRONIC. It's better to be atheist that be a blind believers.

  27. Isis wife "put yourself in our situation"
    Me…uhhh nope, your there because you support Isis ideals, renounce your pig dog caliphate and then we'll talk…. probably not, …we won't talk, we don't negotiate with terrorists

  28. Stop lying they are not belgians they have a french accent and it’s not their mother tongue how much did you pay them to play this drama and the other women are Iraquis stop spreading your hate agenda

  29. The mother's don't deserve there precious innocent children that they will most likely brain wash they should be taken away

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