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ISIS Fighters’ Children Are Growing Up in a Desert Camp. What Will They Become?

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2022
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Delil Souleiman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Viewed from a helicopter, this enormous camp that holds the wives and children of dead or captured Islamic State fighters was a sea of white tents against the desolate landscape of drought-stricken northeastern Syria.

From the ground, the human dimension of this tragedy came into focus. As a convoy of armored vehicles made its way up a dusty road, children emerged to stand at the fence amid garbage. Some waved. One boy, in a faded “Star Wars” shirt, stood with hands clasped behind his back. Another, in an oversize polo...

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