🇮🇶 ISIL: An Eye for an Eye in Iraq | People and Power

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🇮🇶 ISIL: An Eye for an Eye in Iraq | People and Power 4.5

For over three years, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL, also known as ISIS) controlled and terrorised large swaths of northern Iraq.

Then, after it was militarily defeated and largely driven out by the Iraqi army and international forces in late 2017, local militias took over short term responsibility for law and order in some of the areas ISIL had relinquished.

They began searching for fugitives, meting out an uncompromising form of justice on captured enemy fighters and their alleged civilian collaborators who came into their hands.

One of the most reputedly vengeful of those militias operated in the strategically important Shirqat district, which lies between the cities of Tikrit and Mosul.

Unusually, its commander was a 40-year-old woman, Wahida Mohamed al-Jumaily, who's also known as Um Hanadi. She and her 80-man force had played a key role in driving ISIL out of the area and had since shown their utter determination to keep it that way.

Both intrigued and disturbed by some of the stories about Wahida's ferocity that were circulating on the internet, Dutch journalist Tom Kleijn went to meet her.

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I'm in the West and I'm not mad at all on what she's doing keep up the good work.

Author — Jeffrey Moran


She is so badass ! And people talk about women empowerment? Lol

Author — Parth Bhoyar


so interesting that the so-called humanitarian groups are first concerned about the ISIS fighters and then about what happened to the people of Iraq.

Author — Arashk Borzoo


"Does she understand why people in the West would find this shocking?" Dude, are you kidding me? Speak for yourself, who said you could speak for the whole "West"? I don't find it shocking at all. You have a serious deficiency in your brain if you can't understand why she does what she does.

Author — Saasaan Nabavi


"Arbitrary justice?" You soft-headed journalists, it's war-time necessity. The confessed, terrorist murderers were justifiably executed. End of (their dark) stories. Life moves on.

Author — GS Allen


Is she single? I think I’m in love 😍 what a perfect woman!

Author — Philip Hood


She is not cruel at all compare to those ISIS. She did not rape, enslave, she just take what she deserves "revenge"

Author — Maito sensei


Mandatory goody two shoes western journalist. She had no time for him.

Author — Lucas de la luz


I could have more mercy for a fly, than those demons in flesh.

Author — Dumny Lach


Id be glad to fight alongside her or any of her militia & im a retired US Veteran!

Author — Phildo


They just destroying each other..give house to homes rather then destroying it

Author — ElizaUK Samad


Anything thing she does is OK in my book, ISIS has it coming 1000 fold.

Author — Mike Cruickshanks


I would for her into battle anytime anywhere she is amazing

Author — Carenia S


Fight fire with fire. That's why she chopped off the head.

Author — Alex Bestoso


One day, she will be President of Iraq.

Author — Dave A


Good luck to her and her troops, isis deserve everything they get

Author — MrAli171


Your a brilliant brave woman and I'm behind you 💯% the world needs people like you in sertin countries

Author — BITCH!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!


Dutch host is so worried about the 3 prisoners. He’s the type that would get his head cut off because he’s a SJW type that doesn’t want to believe evil exists. Idiotic. Like the couple who biked across Tajikistan and got killed while they were pretending evil was a made up story.

Author — Mike


Why didn’t you bring up the Kurds who started the defeat of ISIL?

Author — No Wallet


Wahida, thank you for fighting against ISIS.

Author — Pink Lady