Pregnant ISIS Member Beaten to Death in Syrian Camp

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A pregnant woman assumed to have been a member of ISIS was reportedly beaten to death at the Al Hoh camp in Syria. Sodermini, believed to be an Indonesian, was found dead inside a tent in the camp area.

    Kurdish Hawar News Agency on July 28 reported that the body of a woman named Sodermini was rushed to a hospital. Forensics reports stated that she was six months pregnant when she died from being beaten and tortured, with bruises on her body.

    To Tempo.co, Foreign Affairs Ministry's spokesman Teuku Faizasyah said Indonesian authorities are unable to verify her identity yet, citing complications due to the conflict and gun violence in Syria. 

    Teuku said that the Al-Hol camp is located in an area controlled by government oppositions. 

    According to Hawar was a mercenary. She was presumed to be in her 30s. The motive behind her murder is unknown.

    Al Hol camp is a refuge for thousands of families of ISIS sympathizers. It has seen numerous cases of violence between these families, and observers said that the situation is a time bomb that will explode if not addressed immediately.  

    Eka Yudha Saputra