ISIS after the US repositioning in the Northeast of Syria: camps, women and children, and leadership revival
ISIS after the US repositioning in the Northeast of Syria
ISIS after the US repositioning in the Northeast of Syria: camps, women and children, and leadership revival
By Mr Jean-Pierre Keller, Deputy & Senior Analyst at the Terrorism-Joint Analysis Group (T-JAG) at the GCSP

Part of the Syria Transition Challenges Project

Since the fall of Baghuz city in North East of Syria in March 2019, thousands of women, children and former IS fighters have been imprisoned in either camps or prisons. Following the Turkish military operation in October 2019, the security conditions have deteriorated, resulting in fewer guards as well as more instability and vulnerability for all those imprisoned. The worsening living conditions, the absence of adequate medical care and lack of access to education endanger the future of the children imprisoned in the camp. Moreover, the influence of the Muhajirats remains constant as a means for the spreading of propaganda inside and outside the camps.

 

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Jean-Pierre Keller’s research focuses on Swiss foreign terrorist networks, terrorism financing and related terrorism threats. He is currently an analyst within the Terrorism Joint Analysis Group (TJAG), which delivers analysis to both the public and private sectors on the global manifestations of terror, and Senior Analyst at GCSP. Mr Keller has more than 25 years of banking experience and is a retired officer of the Swiss Army, specialising in disaster relief. He was also trained as a UN military observer. He has an MA on Global Security and Conflict Resolution from the University of Geneva.