As jihadis retreat from key Middle East territories, they have made a ‘drastic U-turn’ on deploying female recruits, posing a challenge for security organisations
Islamic State is using increasing numbers of women to evade security measures and spearhead a wave of attacks across Europe and the Islamic world as it loses territory in the Middle East.
Previously, female members of Isis have been confined to support roles and kept away from the battlefield. However, this policy appears to have been reversed in the summer, as military pressure on its main strongholds in Iraq, Syria and Libya intensified and substantial territory began to be lost. Researchers describe a “drastic U-turn”.
Terrorists are focusing [recruitment] efforts on minors who are female. That is very worrying for all of us
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