JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Following the Islamic State (IS) heavy defeat over the Syrian government, several Indonesian citizens who were members of the radical movement requested the “mercy” of Indonesian government to help back home to Indonesia. One of them is Mariam Abdullah, said an official report today (03/27).
According to availability inform, the mother of four-child said she was from Bandung, West Java province and with her husband and children joined the terrorist group.
However, amid the rampage of the war against the Syrian government, her husband, Saifuddin, was separated from his family and his whereabouts are unknown.
In her acknowledge, Mariam requested the “mercy” of Government to return to Indonesia with her four young children.
In addition, it was also reported that there were around 50 Indonesian citizens in the Al-Hol camp in the city of Baghouz, Syria. But it is not yet known whether they want to return to Indonesia or want to continue their lives under Islamic State propaganda.
Besides Mariam who asked to return to Indonesia, there were already many citizens who had returned home and were very lament for being deceived by promises of comfortable living and free health insurance and “the world-heaven and the eternity” offered by IS.
Nur Dhania for example, after experiencing worst things after joining IS. Likewise with Difansa Rachmani, Heru Kurnia, Iman Santoso, Dwi Joko, Muhammad Raihan, and Lasmiati. However, some of them had to stay in prison after returning to Indonesia because they were charged as members of the terrorism movement by the Terrorism Act.
Previously, reported that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which was spearheaded by Kurdish militias, announced the IS had been defeated from its last area in Baghouz, Syria, on Saturday (03/23). The operation ended IS power on the land of Iraq and Syria which for 4 years fought against a legitimate government.
Since Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi announced the IS Caliphate on June 29, 2014 in Mosul, Iraq, the age of the “shadow state” only lasted 1,737 days.
In its heyday, IS took control of the most fertile areas in Iraq, half of it was wheat plantations and controlled 40 percent of annual wheat production in the country; 75 percent of cotton plants in Syria; plus seizing hydroelectric dams, phosphorus mines and oil fields.
From Afghanistan to Indonesia, IS has attracted tens of thousands of combatants from all over the world who believe in the idea of a Caliphate, tax millions of people under its bureaucracy, exploit natural resources in conquered areas, make it the richest terrorist organization in the world.
Even the liberation of the IS territories in Iraq and Syria took four times more than when the Allies got rid of the Nazis in the battle of the Western European front in the Second World War.
According to Airwars, a group that tracks civilian casualties from global wars based in London, at least 33,994 airstrikes and 116,026 artillery attacks are directed at IS areas. In effect, many cities left behind by IS are now ruins. The more expensive price is the death of 28,000 civilians.
Actually, the signs of the destruction of IS have been seen since 2017 when these terrorist organizations were driven from all regions of Iraq and Raqqa, the capital of the IS Caliphate.
Then throughout 2018, thousands of IS militias were left, desperately defending a piece of territory in the Province of Deir ez-Zor, in eastern Syria. In December 2018, thousands of IS combatant families from various cities were cornered in Baghouz.
Finally, since the beginning of February 2019, a convoy of combatants and members of the IS family left Baghouz. While IS family members were taken to refugee camps, including in the Al-Hol camp, in the city of Baghouz. Then, some from Indonesia asked the government to help them from the pits of suffering and trauma.
Written by Daniel Deha, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org