As Islamic State militants routed in Iraq, their families fear reprisals

As Islamic State militants routed in Iraq, their families fear reprisalsBy Isabel Coles BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) – Their husbands, sons and brothers are dead, but the women and children Islamic State militants left behind will live to pay the price for their actions. As Islamic State’s days of ruling over vast swathes of Iraq come to an end, questions are emerging about what to do with their families. “All the men were killed,” said 62 year-old Umm Hamoudi, who fled the Midan district last week with 21 members of her family — all women and children.



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