Surrendered Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters and their relatives recounted their experiences of fighting for the militant organisation, while en route to a Syrian Democratic Forces’ camp on February 28, having previously left the last remaining IS enclave near Baghouz.
“I am Radvan, I was in IS. I come from Indonesia. I am from the squad ‘Caliphate’s young lions.’ My father is fighting for IS,” the son of an IS militant said.
An IS militant of Tunisian origin told his story about joining the militant group and provided some details of his experiences.
“We took a ride to Deir ez-Zor where the regime’s air force, which opened fire on us, appeared. And I was wounded,” he said.
“After my wound, I was partially paralyzed. Later on, I was getting better step by step and started serving in logistical support.”
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