Families of Isis militants are outcasts to their own society and unwanted by the countries of their foreign fathers

In a corner of a teeming refugee camp, 40 miles north of Raqqa, a small group of women and children are kept alone. They mill together at the back of a blue building; blond and brown haired children darting in between blankets that their mothers have hung as doors across small, dank rooms. Others in the Ain Issa camp call them “the Daeshis”, meaning Islamic State families. No one wants to know them.

The women are widows of dead Isis fighters. All are foreigners, with futures more bleak than the 12,000 or so newly displaced of Syria and Iraq in the camp, or the many millions more victims of war and insurgency now living in tents across the Middle East.

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