Monday, July 17, 2017

Islamic State Families Fear Retribution

Civilians leave the city to escape from clashes during a battle with Islamic State militants, in al-Zirai district in Mosul, Iraq, January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Reuters: As Islamic State militants routed in Iraq, their families fear reprisals

BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Their husbands, sons and brothers are dead, but the women and children Islamic State militants left behind will live to pay the price for their actions.

As Islamic State's days of ruling over vast swathes of Iraq come to an end, questions are emerging about what to do with their families.

For now, many of them are effectively imprisoned in a rubbish strewn encampment east of Mosul, where the last people to be displaced from the city have been taken.

"All the men were killed," said 62 year-old Umm Hamoudi, who fled the Midan district last week with 21 members of her family -- all women and children.

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More News On Islamic State Families Fearing Retribution

Iraqis accused of siding with IS targeted for revenge: UN -- Ahram Online/AFP
UN Envoy for Iraq Warns Against 'Collective Punishment' for IS Families -- VOA
Displaced Daesh Families Left in Iraq May Pay the Price for Militants' Crimes -- Sputnik
U.N. to Iraq: halt “collective punishment” for suspected IS affiliates -- Iraqi News
IS fighters’ children to be sent to orphanage or home country: government -- Iraqi News
Mosul Battle Liberated a City and Freed Thousands of Children Who Now Need Help -- Newsweek
After Mosul: The IS Family Dilemma -- Voice of America

7 comments:

James said...

A couple of things, if "all the men were killed" that's a strange looking woman in the above photo pushing the dolley.
What is actually done with this situation will determine internal Iraqi politics for the next decade.

Caecus said...

@James
Maybe he identifies as a woman, get with it.

James said...

Caecus,
Yes, I am behind the times. Hell, he can't even do a "man bun" though.
Heh.

Aizino Smith said...

They should fear retribution.

Anonymous said...

Buhu, what a pity. I guess all these nice ladies were telling their husbands and suns not to rape, kill, and behead every opponent in sight? Otherwise I do not feel sorry for them. You reap what you sow.

Stephen Davenport said...

They should fear retribution.

TWN said...

Just proves the saying,"the only crime in war is losing."