ICCT in the Media: Julie Coleman on ISIS fighters in prison in Northeast Syria

On 05 April, Julie Coleman was interviewed by Vice World News on ISIS prison escapes in Northeast Syria and on the shortcomings of the approach to those detained in al Hol camp. Julie highlights the dangers of detaining young children with adults, as they can be exposed to ISIS extremist propaganda and recruitment agenda. She also comments on the failure of several countries to actively repatriate their nationals affiliated with IS from the camps in northeast Syria.

You can watch the interview here.

Related Readings:

Mehra, T. The Repatriation of Five Women and Eleven Children from Syria: A Turning Point in the Netherlands? Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 11 February 2022.

Mehra, T. and Wentworth, M. New Kid on the Block: prosecution of ISIS fighters by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 16 March 2021.

Mehra, T., European countries are being challenged in court to repatriate their foreign fighters and families, Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 7 November 2019.

Mehra, T. and Paulussen, C. The Repatriation of Foreign Fighters and Their Families: Options, Obligations, Morality and Long-Term Thinking. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 6 March 2019.