Kazakh mercenary recounts story of her joining IS

A Kazakh woman who has joined IS for five years said that the mercenaries in their last days exploited the foreigners and tightened the siege on them to prevent them from escaping, she said, "I hope to return to Kazakhstan."


Thousands of foreign IS mercenaries families have been able to reach al-Hol camp after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have opened safe corridors. Many feel remorse for joining IS mercenaries, while others remain committed to the ideas that the mercenaries have planted in them.

A Kazakh family was among the families of IS mercenaries living in al-Hol camp, where this family has joined IS for five years, the mercenary who is called "Janara" tells her story and how she arrived in Syria and joined IS during an interview conducted by ANHA agency with her.

Janara, 26-year-old, the mother of five children, did not speak Arabic very well and says, "I recognized a mercenary on the internet, so I decided to join them and went to Turkey, and I went through the Turkish border to Aleppo, then to al-Raqqa where I married a Kazakh mercenary and I had three children and he was killed in the battles by the Syrian Democratic Forces."

Janara then moved to al-Shadadi and married another mercenary where she gave birth to two twin children. After the liberation of al-Shadadi, Janara moved to the Iraqi city of Telafer and went to settle in al-Bagouz, the last stronghold of IS mercenaries in Syria.

Janara said that she tried to flee through smugglers in the ranks of the mercenaries, but she could not, "The mercenaries were exploiting us for trading and selling and using us by the so-called marriage jihad."

Janara pointed out that the mercenaries in their last days were closing in on the foreign mercenaries in order to kill or sell them.

Janara pointed out that the mercenaries in their last days was besieging the foreign mercenaries in order to kill or sell them.

Janara concluded that she wants to return to Kazakhstan.

It is noteworthy that al-Hol camp, located southeast of al-Hasakah, was opened by the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) in 2016 after launching al-Mosul liberation campaign in order to receive Iraqi refugees fleeing the brutality and terror of IS mercenaries, and now the camp is embracing 43 thousand displaced and refugees, including thousands of the mercenaries families.



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