A picture taken on January 27, 2018 shows a destroyed house reportedly belonging to members of the Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar Governorate.
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RAMADI, Iraq: In Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar province, residents struggling to rebuild after years of Daesh (ISIS) rule are adamant: There will be no return for the families of militants. Omar Shihan al-Alwani, who fought against the militant group, warned that revenge awaits the relatives of Daesh fighters who try to come back.The militants were kicked out by pro-government forces, but five years later, in late 2013, tribal fighters allied with the group revolted against Baghdad.Currently around 380 families of militants, women and children, are detained in two Anbar camps where conditions are harsh.Late last year U.S. advocacy group Refugees International reported that women and girls believed to be linked to Daesh militants had been sexually abused by camp guards.In the city of Ramadi, residents said houses belonging to the families of Daesh militants have been destroyed – reprisal for a similar tactic the militants used.
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