BRAINWASHED ISIS brides have vowed to raise a “generation of jihadis” after fleeing the terror group’s last Syrian stronghold.
Speaking from a refugee camp, the fanatical women insisted they lived the “best lives” and said ISIS will always be in their hearts.
More than 7,000 people have now left war-torn Baghuz, in the north-east of the country, as US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) cut off the crumbling caliphate.
Many were ISIS brides reportedly ordered to leave the crumbling town by battle-hardened husbands ready to be martyred in combat.
When asked by Kurdish news outlet Rudaw why they left, one woman said: “We didn’t want to. We were ordered to leave.
“We didn’t want to. It was an order from God.”
Another jihadi bride chimed in, saying: “Because God did not want us to suffer, that all of our children are amputated and killed before our eyes.
“Our men died, the women have not died.
“So, God willing, they will raise this generation, and the younger one and the older one to become jihadists.”
The jihadi brides said they had no regrets about leaving their home countries to join ISIS.
One insisted: “Islamic State is in our hearts. Even if they kill us all, we will always feel the State.
“All Muslims want to unify the world.”
When asked whether she would ever want to return to her home country of Belgium, she said: “Never”.
“They killed children, they killed women. Belgium took part in the coalition and hit us.”
Other ISIS brides have spoken of the hell inside war-torn Baghuz as fanatics prepare for one final fight to the death.
Women and children queue at a screening point as hundreds of civilians flee ISIS’s last Syrian stronghold[/caption]
A fully-veiled woman and a child walks toward the US-backed detention area[/caption]
One woman told how under-siege Baghuz has been subjected to constant bombings and attacks in recent weeks.
“The last days were horrible,” said one widow, originally from Finland ,who was among those who fled on Tuesday.
“Bombing, shooting, burning all the tents… you would wake up and everything was destroyed,” she said.
However, the mother-of-four, who moved to Syria with her Moroccan husband for the sake of Islam, said things didn’t used to be so bad.
“Without bombings, everything was nice, we were happy,” she told Mail Online.
Other described the conditions in the region as nothing short of “catastrophic.”
The remaining militants – including many foreigners – are now preparing for their final fight in tunnels and caves surrounding the town.
“There are a large number of fighters who are inside and do not want to surrender,” said one senior SDF commander.
However, American Colonel Sean Ryan, spokesman for the US-led coalition backing the SDF, said the international force had “learned not to put any timetables on the last battle”.
Over the past few days, ISIS has faced renewed bombardments from the SDF near the Euphrates River.
Now with nowhere to run those jihadis that have stood their ground appear prepared to fight to the death in a civil war which has already left up to 550,000 people dead.
The depraved terror group and its so-called caliphate is on the brink of collapse after being bombarded with attacks by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Harrowing pictures from Sky News show malnourished children, who have not been cleaned or fed in days, at a camp four miles outside of Baghuz.
The kids, who are reportedly “close to death”, belong to ISIS extremists who have been killed or surrendered following the onslaught from the Kurdish-led SDF.
Figures suggest that 10,000 people have left Baghuz in the past two weeks.
Some chanted “Islamic State will remain” – underscoring the defiance of ISIS fighters and their supporters even as their defeat looms.
A group of women seen at a reception area in the desert – set up for screening purposes by the SDF – were rowdy, aggressive and defiant, praising ISIS and screaming angrily at journalists.
“Islamic State will stay, God is great, God is great, Islamic State will stay,” they screamed.
Why is Baghuz so important to ISIS?
Islamic State redrew the regional map in 2014 when it declared a caliphate across swathes of Syria and Iraq.
But the jihadists steadily lost to various offensives and their main prizes – Syria’s Raqqa city and Iraq’s Mosul – fell in 2017.
The SDF, which the Kurdish YPG militia spearheads, advanced into Deir al-Zor after capturing Raqqa.
Its operations have focused on territory east of the Euphrates River.
To the west of the river, in territory otherwise under the control of the Syrian army and its allies, ISIS retains a foothold in Baghuz.
President Trump said in December he would pull all 2,000 American troops out of Syria, announcing the battle against ISIS almost over.
But Islamic State is still widely seen by the US military as a threat – if not on the scale it once was.
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It was confirmed on Tuesday, that two of France’s best-known jihadists, Fabien and Jean-Michel Clain, were killed in strikes on the village.
Drones and jets have been bombing what is left of Baghuz, but the humanitarian pauses allowed trucks to be sent in to collect those wishing to surrender.
They were divided into fighters, who were sent to detention camps, and non-combatants, almost all women and children.
Non-soldiers were screened for weapons then put on trucks and ferried north to the al-Hawl and Roj displaced people’s camps in north-eastern Syria.
These camps are overflowing with tens of thousands of former Baghuz residents – many remain hardline ISIS supporters.
Al-Hawl is the camp where Brit ISIS bride Shamima Begum was discovered last month.
Meanwhile, 283 ISIS extremists have been released from prison in Syria after Kurdish authorities insist they had “no blood on their hands”.
The men were released over the weekend as a gesture of “cooperation, fraternity and clemency,” the SDF said.
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A statement read: “They had lost their way … violated the traditions of the Syrian society and the law, and some of them had been deceived … but they remain our Syrian children.”
The SDF said those who were released were not involved in fighting but had administrative roles within the group, reports The Independent.
A handful of captive Yazidis have also been released from Baghuz but hundreds more may still be inside as human shields.
Others have converted to Islam and some brainwashed young boys have been reported to be fighting alongside the terror group.
A group of 11 rescued boys was taken back to Iraq and their home town of Sinjar at the weekend.
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One lad told The Times on Saturday that he had been able to speak to his parents by telephone for the first time in four-and-a-half years.
The Russian defence ministry yesterday accused US-funded rebels of keeping tens of thousands of people in a refugee camp in southern Syria against their will.
The ministry said the rebels had prevented 35,000 Syrians from leaving the Rukban camp and that the fighters extorted money from those who wanted to leave.
Conditions in the region have been described as catastrophic[/caption]
More than 7,000 people, mostly women and children, have fled the shrinking pocket over the past two days[/caption]
An SDF soldier stands guard at a reception area for people evacuated from the last shred of territory held by ISIS[/caption]
A wounded man suspected of being an ISIS fighter hands himself in at a Syrian screening centre[/caption]
Suspected ISIS fighters pray at a screening area held by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)[/caption]
Children believed to be from the Yazidi community who were captured and held by ISIS fighters[/caption]
A woman carries supplies from a reception area for people evacuated from the town[/caption]
Civilians evacuated from the Islamic State (IS) group’s embattled holdout of Baghuz[/caption]
Men suspected of being ISIS fighters walk towards a screening point for new arrivals run by the SDF[/caption]