Senior-ranked wives recreate Isis’ rules in al-Hawl camp, which staff say is at breaking point
At al-Hawl, an overwhelmed displacement camp for the wives and children of Islamic State fighters, women in niqabs scream at each other. Small children and babies lie unattended on the muddy ground: one boy, no more than two years old, is clearly in a feverish sleep.
Children with no shoes walk on the dirty nappies and other rubbish that litters the area. The smell of human waste is overpowering. As Isis makes its last stand in Syria’s eastern desert, this is the group’s legacy.
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