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

Leaving captured men, women and children in prisons and camps run by Kurds risks seeding a new global terrorism disaster, rights groups and the U.S. military warn.

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Violence Erupts at Syrian Camp for ISIS Families, Leaving a Child Dead

Security forces say they opened fire this week after they were attacked by women and children at Al Hol camp in northeastern Syria, which holds about 60,000 family members of former ISIS fighters.

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Syria’s Kurds Wanted Autonomy. They Got an Endless War.

The Kurds of northeastern Syria dreamed of establishing an autonomous, multiethnic and gender-equal utopia. Instead, their breakaway region has been engulfed in conflict since its creation.

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Teenage Inmates in Syria Lack Food and Medicine, Aid Group Says

UNICEF was given the first glimpse of teenage detainees at a prison attacked by ISIS two weeks ago in northeastern Syria.

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Teenage Inmates Found Among the 500 Dead in Syria Prison Attack

The bodies of at least two boys were found on a street behind the prison — the first confirmed deaths among up to 700 teenagers who had been detained there because they were the children of ISIS fighters.

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U.S. Forces Return to Combat as Allies Struggle to Subdue ISIS Fighters

The fighting was the most intense urban warfare involving American troops in Iraq and Syria since the fall of the ISIS caliphate.

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ISIS Siege of Syria Prison Proves It’s Still a Threat

The Islamic State may no longer be able to control territory, but it has shown in Syria and Iraq that it can still pull off opportunistic military operations.

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ISIS Fighters Get Ultimatum in Syria Prison Standoff

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces militia demanded that about 60 ISIS militants, still holed up in a prison a week after they attacked it, give themselves up or risk being killed.

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U.S.-Backed Forces Clash With ISIS Fighters at Syrian Prison

Kurdish-led forces said that up to 90 ISIS fighters were still holed up in the prison in Hasaka in northeastern Syria, despite earlier claims that they had retaken full control of the complex.

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Kurdish-Led Forces End Syria Prison Siege, Defeating ISIS Fighters

The six-day battle put a spotlight on the humanitarian and security issues left unresolved after the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate was destroyed.

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Boys Held as Hostages by ISIS Worry Rights Activists

About 700 boys have been held for years in a prison in Syria because their parents joined the Islamic State. Now their lives are in danger.

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As ISIS Resurges, US is Drawn Back Into the Fray

“ISIS is not over”: Attacks in Syria and Iraq make clear that the militants have lost neither their will to fight nor their ability to do so.

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Syrian-Kurdish Forces Retake Part of Prison Held by ISIS

Paramilitary forces in northeastern Syria say they have regained partial control of a prison attacked by the Islamic State last week. Hundreds of boys are being held hostage.

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ISIS Fighters Attack Syria Prison to Free Fellow Jihadists

The attack on a prison run by a U.S.-backed militia in northeastern Syria set off deadly clashes and highlighted the area’s tenuous security.

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U.S. Repatriates Last of Islamic State Suspects Believed Captured in Syria

The suspects had been held by Syrian forces along with prisoners from other countries whose governments have been reluctant to take back the men.

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ISIS Prisoners Threaten U.S. Mission in Northeastern Syria

Overcrowded, makeshift prisons and camps and fears of Covid-19 have led to two riots by hardened fighters.

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