The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights released a video showing two Russian women wearing the niqab who were able to escape the last ISIS pocket east of the Euphrates.
According to the observatory, they were questioned after being brought to a safe location.
There are growing fears from more far-reaching terrorist activity after the return of more Western women belonging to ISIS to their home countries.
Female members of ISIS work as recruiters and coordinators between leaders of the organization and smaller cells. They also push militants to carry out suicide attacks as they are usually not targeted by security apparatuses.
According to experts on extremist movements, women who return from “the land of defeats”, as described by the organization in Syria and Iraq, are the most important part of it. In addition to carrying arms and recruiting new followers, both men and women, they are used as coordinators on specific channels on a site used between neo-extremists and experienced militants. They become a vital link between the command and combat personnel or small combat cells.
Last Update: Thursday, 27 December 2018 KSA 12:56 – GMT 09:56