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ISIS Suspect Transfers to Iraq Replete with Risks

Expand Men, suspected of being affiliated with the Islamic State, gather in a prison cell in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on October 26, 2019.  © Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images The death of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi comes two years after ISIS lost most of its Iraq territory and less than a year after the last major battles against ISIS in Syria. While al-Baghdadi’s death means that his victims will never get to see him answer for the crimes he is accused of in a court of law, thousands of ISIS suspects remain detained in prisons in Iraq and Syria. These detainees,…

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