My Life Under ISIS: a story of terror and resistance
My city in Syria was taken over by ISIS in 2014. After my brother was kidnapped, I decided to become an undercover citizen journalist and risked my life to tell the world about the crimes ISIS was committing.
I escaped Raqqa after I was personally targeted by ISIS
“My neighbours were the ones who saved me. They came in because they heard the noise, and told me to climb out onto the roof to escape.”
Maisa and Samar’s story
Maisa’s sister Samar was kidnapped by ISIS in 2013. Her family still don’t know what happened to her. When victory was declared over ISIS, efforts to find the kidnapped stopped. But it’s not an option for families to stop their search.
Syrian Democratic Forces issue general amnesty to detained ISIS fighters
Starting on October 15, the SDF released 631 detainees from Alaya Prison and 289 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Al-Hol. Families of Syrians disappeared by ISIS fear that vital information is being lost.
Yasmin and Bashar’s story
I’m from the city of Mohassan in Deir Ezzour, which we call ‘the village’, and that is how it remains in my eyes. Before we heard about ISIS and before they announced the Caliphate. Today all I want is help to find answers about Bashar and over 8300 Syrians who were kidnapped by ISIS.
Press release: New campaign reveals mass graves continue to be discovered in northeast Syria
Twenty-eight mass graves have been discovered since the territorial defeat of ISIS in northeast Syria three years ago. Five mass graves have been found this year alone with many more expected to be uncovered.
Investigating mass graves in northeast Syria
Nobody will have more information about missing persons by ISIS than ISIS members themselves. But to our knowledge none of them were asked any questions related to detainees, mass graves, executions, locations of detention facilities. Nothing.
The nightmare for families of women who are kidnapped by ISIS
Many of the women and girls who have escaped ISIS captivity have given harrowing accounts. Those are now the nightmare scenarios that families fear for their loved ones who are still missing.
Letter to the Committee on Detainees and Kidnapped Persons in Syria
The signatories to this letter welcome the formation of the committee “Syrians for Detainees and Abductees.” They think that the committee can achieve practical steps on several issues related to the question of detainees and the disappeared in Syria.