National Geographic @natgeo

National Geographic @natgeo

Photo by Lynsey Addario @lynseyaddario | A young Syrian boy, roughly three years old, hugs his mother as they wait to be transported after surrendering along with other women and children on the outskirts of Baghouz to Al-Hol camp in Hasaka Province. The boy was shot in the eye during fighting in Baghouz and was among many others who escaped wounded from the ongoing battle between U.S.- and coalition-backed Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) and ISIS. In the final days of the battle for Baghouz, mostly wives, children, and relatives of ISIS fighters are surrendering. The Syrian Democratic Forces claimed victory in late March over the last remaining sliver of land controlled by the brutal Islamic state in the town of Baghouz, as tens of thousands of the fighters’ family members surrendered through a human corridor set up by the SDF during the past six weeks under heavy bombardment and intense clashes. Women and children, most of whom continued to pledge their unwavering support of ISIS and some who were likely being used as human shields, had been living in tunnels and caves with limited food, medicine, and sanitation. A humanitarian crisis emerges as ISIS falls in northern Syria.

1,440 Comments

@iranslow

Just horrible

@kyrarvogt

@styingclassy Women in Isis do not have the freedom to education or work. They are required to leave school at 15 and it is legal to be married as early as 9 years old. They must be veiled anytime they go out in public and cannot go out in public without being accompanied by a male family member. Many of them were kidnapped when their villages and communities were taken over by ISIS. The majority of these women have no or little say in their lot in life. Before making a snap judgment that these women should be persecuted (or did you mean prosecuted?) do some research. Learn about them. And then maybe next time you see a photo of a women holding a terrified child who was shot in the eye you will have compassion rather than condemnation for them.

@amalchabtane

😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢❤️

@kfarah378

😢

@yes_myq

terrible

@shahzaibansari55

Isis is american funded army u.s provide them shelter and now bombing on them as like now a days america do in afghanistan. america is true terrorist

@variazaga92

Too sad

@anitnn1

@androsil987 No None No sympathy. Live in the caves, stay there

@anitnn1

They can stay in caves

@qaderi95

تحمیل اعتقادات به دیگران داعش وداعشی بوجود اورده،که فرزندان به جای زندگی در کانون گرم خانواده در کمپ ها و کا نکس ها روزگا ر سپری میکند. ایا خداوند این راه را میخواد ، نه نه دوستی عشق ورزی ،محبت ها کو ، خشونت و ظلم و کشت وکشتار جهان را فرا گرفته ، جهان را دریا بید ،نسل های اینده را از قیدو بندها رها سازید ،وجهانی عاری ازجنگ را بسازید.....

@feras.derhem

Very nice

@ibrohim_abdusamadov7777

😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

@ibrohim_abdusamadov7777

🙌

@ibrohim_abdusamadov7777

Аллоҳ нигоҳ боншо бошад

@fuknaye

@jenaya_scott No you should be ashamed of calling these women victims, the victims are the women and children executed and sold into slavery by ISIS because they're not Muslim. These women are wives of ISIS they send their children to be soldiers to commit jihad. Those women could have left their husbands, they chose to stay, and still pledge allegiance to ISIS. To call these women victims is an insult to all victims everywhere, you underestimate the power and intellect of these women, they're not helpless victims as you so choose to believe, they're equally as guilty as their husbands, please don't forget these are brides of ISIS fighters you are speaking of. You obviously have no concept of their culture or the conflict in Syria, these women are obviously smarter than you because they fooled you into thinking they're victims of ISIS when in reality as I stated above women are very often bomb makers and do the sewing for suicide vests that they then force their children to wear. You don't understand the capacity of these people.

@kaoticone79

SO SAD BREAKS MY HEART BADLY TO SEE ANY WOMEN N CHILDREN HURT THATS WHAT MEN N SOLDIERS ARE FOR....THE WORLD WE LIVE INN ...

@ro.ma2777

Tghi

@ro.ma2777

❤️

@ventureviertravel

dont worry about those criminals, they will deserve their reward at the right time

@ventureviertravel

I sympathize with syrian people

@ben.alex.94651774

some day the world would be a better place for our children but first it starts with us what we can do to make that a reality

@francoiskansou

😢

@tikaanisequoia

sam

@decayinguchiha

@n.c.l.s.b then what’s the point of arguing in the first place then?

@decayinguchiha

@n.c.l.s.b thanks I guess this is actually the first time I’ve seen people fight ( near top comment) fight about this stuff and it’s kinda weird to me for some reason but I don’t know why

@theynomi____

The child’s shirt in the back says “love me”

@decayinguchiha

@n.c.l.s.b welp that’s um . Politics??? I’m not sure but no one ever sees eye to eye and sometimes theirs nothing we can do but watch. All most of us can do is sit back and pray that people lives just get better

@decayinguchiha

@jenaya_scott and while I agree with you well. Well nothing I just agree

@decayinguchiha

@n.c.l.s.b by me my self I think your perspective is pretty wrong and your only seeing a corner of the picture while your telling off the others for trying to show you the full picture

@decayinguchiha

@fuknaye preach to the lord. Omg Lordy Lordy words spoken right it’s been a while sinc e a person like you showed up other just spout out stupid points while others short usefull not so usefull points

@decayinguchiha

@n.c.l.s.b no? Sorry I felt like answering 😭 I don’t know who Anne Jones is or why everyone is arguing I’ve never been much to want to learn about outside problems cause those just ruin my day cause it’s always something bad happens I don’t know how to deal with those emotions so I kinda lash out on my friends and family so I never learned what was happening out side of America cause I never tried can some one explain

@decayinguchiha

@thangcarrie hello not here as a enemy or annoying person I just want to hear your side and views of the situation to get this all settled out then I’ll do a ton of research you guys can maybe do some to and we can reach to a conclusion easy

@decayinguchiha

@androsil987 I’m not here as a enemy or someone who is here to annoy or Jude I just want to hear your views on this matter so plz tell me

@annaboonzaaier

It breaks my heart how children gets dragged in adults war and gets killed,hurt and doesn't get education and being teach is ok to kill and hurt others their being brainwashed by heartless isis idiot's

@perez7barca

😢

@kro.sprinkles

Awee 😔💔