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Turkish Intelligence Brags Of ‘Freeing’ Woman From ISIS Wives Camp In Northeastern Syria

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The Turkish intelligence had “freed” a Moldavian woman and her four children from the al-Hawl Camp, where ISIS wives and family members are held in northeastern Syria, the Anadolu Agency reported on July 17.

The Turkish state-run agency claimed that the woman, “Natalia Barkal,” had traveled to Syria with her husband and children in 2013 to “do business” when she had been “abducted” by the People’s Protection Units, YPG, and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, PKK.

The Anadolu Agency didn’t clarify what type of business would take an entire family to a war-torn country. The identity of her husband or his whereabouts also were not disclosed.

According to Turkey’s claims, Barkal and her four children were illegally held in al-Hawl camp by Kurdish forces. The Turkish intelligence “freed” them upon and official request from Moldavian authorities.

The al-Hawl camp, which is located in eastern al-Hasakah, is hosting 67,000 people, including 40,000 family members of ISIS fighters. An entire section of the camp is dedicated for foreign wives of ISIS terrorists.

The camp is run by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The Kurdish-led group has not commented on Turkey’s accusations, so far.

The claims made by Turkey appear to be unrealistic as al-Hawl is known to be hosting ISIS-linked individuals. Many of these dangerous individuals attempt to escape from the camp to Turkey on a regular basis.


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Ah yes , 4 infant kids must be kept imprisoned in some desert shithole just because their father was a terrorist,

Fog of War

A terrorist apologist. Those ” innocent ” children will grow up to idolize their ” heroic ” father and the cycle starts again. If you want them freed they should be sent to Saudi Arabia, not Moldova. And no, I dont care what their country of birth is.


BS. This will exactly what will happen if they continue to live in that ISIS Wives camp. Now , thats the cycle you are speaking about.

They must be taken to their home country and get proper education there under close supervision before its too late.

Fog of War

Islam has no place in Moldova. I think your lady proved that.


I think Government of Moldova does not think like you as they are the ones who requested the kids. Most probably they are also aware that this is only about some young kids , but not about religious stupidity.

Brother Ma

Moldova is weak and obviously pushed into this by the Us and Turkey. This story is nothing but propaganda. Turks have trained and supported Al Nusra and other Salafists. This is nothing but a “feel -good story” to make stupid Western matrons feel good about Turkey.

Jens Holm

As too often it declared USA is involved in everything.

We are not stupid matrons and we westerns – or most of us -. dont like Erdogans at all. Not even flowers in his behind can make the proposed change – not even cactus.

It makes no sense Russians or USA should make Turkey look better.

Jens Holm

Thats a relative what home country is if they dont have Our citicenship and are the opposite of integrated as well.

We understand why many comes here, but we certainly has not asked for them ro come. Most of them has no education and we have too many non educated. Vomen of their kind also dont work and by that wont or are not alowed to work. We ceratinly also dont need they make more mouths to feed.

The mistake is You dont devllop muslim countries, so all can live there in peace and have an income.

Most Goverments, where thye come from even deny to take them back even we pay corruption for it.

Jens Holm

Thats very incorrect.

Many women and children are evaluated and has only been detained about 3 months folowing some repatriation school. That includes semi-Isis men.

That has been bæamed by many too.

You are a very incorrect liar. This is not only the father.


Saudi Arabia Wants Its Fugitive Spymaster Back

Officials say billions in a Saudi counterterrorism fund under the control of spy chief Saad al Jabri have gone missing; Jabri’s supporters say the money was used to fight terrorists. Mr. Al-Jabri has sought political asylum in France, where his estimated wealth totaling over $2 billion is located. He also managed the funneling of Saudi funds to Wahhabi regional terrorist groups.


Western governments are complicit as they recruited these women and their husbands to go destabilize Syria and the region.


Must be a proper ISIS wife. Maybe even participated in this:

Wives Of ISIS Terrorists Burn Woman With Her Kids Alive In SDF-run Al-Hawl Camp (Photos) https://southfront.org/wives-of-isis-terrorists-burn-woman-with-her-kids-alive-in-sdf-run-al-hawl-camp-photos/

Jens Holm

I kind of agree. SDFs has not detained the mild ones.

Jens Holm

SDFs want to get rid of all they can. Therefore there is happyness if Turks or anybody else takes any of them.

Because of that there is no intelligence needed and in its best its biased very hard. I am sure Turks could get 10 or 100 and hardly had to ask. Maybee they would be paid in oil too:)

Jens Holm

Moldavians cant come and go as they please to Syria and even SDFs as they wish.

Willing Conscience (The Truths

“The Turkish intelligence “freed” them upon and official request from Moldavian authorities.”

Does that mean the family’s being repatriated to Moldova or did they just free her so she can go live in Turkey on a Turkish pension, it doesn’t say.

Western countries like mine should be repatriating these people if they’re our citizens, and then our judicial systems should decide their fates on the evidence that’s provided.

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