ISIS is building Caliphate 2.0 in a Syrian camp

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has largely taken over a huge camp in north-eastern Syria, and there is no plan for what to do with the 70,000 people there - including more than 50,000 children.

The United States and Europe must immediately address this urgent national security and humanitarian crisis, before a new caliphate is established while we watch.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2019, with the headline 'ISIS is building Caliphate 2.0 in a Syrian camp'. Print Edition | Subscribe