AL-HOL, Syria—A refugee camp set up to shelter women and children after the defeat of Islamic State has instead turned into a mini-caliphate itself, where female leaders nurture the group’s violent ideology and run moneymaking schemes that help keep the insurgency alive outside the razor wire.
Most of the victims were accused by Islamic State of collaborating with camp authorities, according to the Rojava Information Center, an independent volunteer-staffed research organization based in northeast Syria.
On March 20, another 18-year-old woman, also Iraqi, was shot dead after being accused of being an informant, these people said.
Most Western nations have refused to systematically repatriate citizens who moved to Syria during Islamic State’s rise and were trapped there after its collapse.
What remains of Islamic State is making the best of the international stalemate.
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