PYD Arrests Wives of Former ISIS Member

There are concerns that the wives of former ISIS members are being abused writes Zaman Al Wasl

On Sunday, the powerful Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) militia arrested wives of former Islamic State (ISIS) members in northeastern Raqqa province, in a move that has raises concerns over the women of ISIS fighters who have been exposed to a series of abuses by the Kurdish militias, local activists said.

All women who were in the house of Hael al-Sarri in the village of Khunaiz al-Westani were arrested, sources told Zaman al-Wasl.

The Kurdish militants have also raided the camp of Ayn Issa tracking the women of ISIS fighters.

The Kurdish forces have been the main partner of the US-led coalition against ISIS in Syria, and helped drive the jihadists out of swathes of northern and eastern Syria last year.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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