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Iraq: Number of attacks on families of Daesh members on the rise

Daesh's brides and their children [Twitter]
Women who married Daesh members and their children [Twitter]

The number of crimes against families of Daesh members has increased in Mosul, Wadallah Al-Khafaf, a judge at the Criminal Court in Nineveh, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

Al-Khafaf explained that the court has recently reviewed a case in which a man whose family was hurt by the group’s actions stormed the house of a Daesh member and murdered his mother and sister.

He added that in another case “the sons of a man who was executed by Daesh members in Mosul stormed his home and executed his mother.”

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The court has also reviewed a case in which a man killed the sister of a Daesh militant while she returned from school in revenge for the murder of his wife and children by the group’s militants, he said.

The Mosul District Council has ordered that the families of Daesh members be moved to camps to protect them from revenge attacks and provide them with “psychological rehabilitation” to help them reintegrate into the community.

In mid-July last year, the Iraqi authorities in Nineveh opened the first rehabilitation camp in Bartella district where dozens of families were treated for at least two months before returning to Mosul.

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