Uncontainable: chief’s death prompts desperate measures in IS ...


Uncontainable: chief’s death prompts desperate measures in IS prisons

Prisoners say al-Baghdadi’s death will only make the IS ideology stronger, stoking fears of riots and revenge attacks

Josie Ensor

Syrian Kurdish forces are increasing security in prisons and detention camps where tens of thousands of Isil militants and their supporters are held, fearing a reaction to the death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

An official with the Kurdish-led internal security agency said forces were “on high alert” in anticipation of possible riots or attacks on the guards.

The news that the chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant died in a weekend raid by US special forces has not been officially announced at the camps run by Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), but many detainees have access to phones...

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