ISIS prisoners in Syria

Thousands of suspected jihadists have been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria since the fall of ISIS. Brut. gained rare access into the prisons where ISIS fighters are held — this is what they told us.

Rare interview with ISIS members

Brut. got rare access to a high-security and heavily populated Kurdish prison in Syria where 5,000 alleged ISIS members are being held. We were able to interview two different prisoners. One was a 33-year-old male from the UK, and the other was a 24-year-old male originally from Belgium. They both moved to Syria in 2014 but feel different about their decision to move there.

When asked if they regret joining ISIS

“No, I don’t regret joining ISIS. I came here initially to help the people. That was my sole purpose, to help the Syrian people, which I did even when I was in the Islamic State. Every time the coalition bombs would happen, I would try my best to go dig the people out of the rubble. Every time I would be digging graves to bury the Syrian people. This was kind of my services that I could do, I did this. And I don’t regret this.”, stated the UK prisoner.

“Of course, I regret. I got really brainwashed. I was ISIS, I had the ideology, I was in the movie, thinking I’m going to take all the world.”, revealed the Belgian prisoner.

The prisoners are unaware of current events

Access was granted under two conditions: No filming the exterior of the prison, and no speaking to detainees about the news to prevent a revolt from happening. Prisoners aren’t aware of the death of ex-ISIS chief Abou Bakr Al-Baghdadi. It is unclear whether their home countries will request their extradition and whether they will be released. There are an estimated 11,000 ex-ISIS members being held in Kurdish prisons.

When asked about their future and families

“All it is, I just want to know if my family is alive. Nobody has ever given me this information.”, the UK prisoner said.


02/15/2020 12:58 PM


  • Josh M.
    2 days

    At least he’s still got his head attached

  • Theoren N.
    2 days

    Toof .... is all I got from all of that.

  • Ilan M.
    2 days

    I would LOVE to see antifa and BLM sand there Thy are both cut from the same cloth TERRORIST!

  • David H.
    2 days


  • David H.
    2 days

    So much for your islamic state 😢

  • Gerald M.
    2 days

    just set fire to it

  • Lauritz K.
    3 days

    They do not deserve any rights or better conditions !!

  • Ray M.
    3 days

    Did he just said Human right ?!!! WTF funny 😂

  • Abdoel H.
    3 days

    The westen killt millions of moslims And bombarderen the uslam country s The hypocriten

  • Ron M.
    3 days


  • Vinnie W.
    4 days

    Make them stone each other to death until only one is left's what they do to innocents

  • Spiros P.
    4 days

    Why do they ask for human rights? Muslim law says do back what they do to you... But jeah... when they lose..they start be Democrats.. France womens have a fun there now lol

  • Atif A.
    5 days

    This guy was latter killed in the same jail by Kurdish guards

  • Aep D.
    5 days

    Set it and forget it

  • Leo W.
    6 days

    What ever happened to that National Geographic TV series The State. They cut it off after 3 or 4 episodes

  • Alan C.
    6 days

    Brainwash to the MAX

  • Tony D.
    6 days

    Why k eep beast as prisoners.why allow sympathy to overcome national intreat. What will with them.supposed they had overpowered the world.i passed a degree of mass executions on them.

  • Loui G.
    09/14/2020 02:44

    Why are we using animals for testing medicin? Wouldn't it be better to use ye u know what I mean.

  • Leh L.
    09/13/2020 21:26

    Ask them , why you suffer??? You killing inocente, this is price no body can them

  • Jesus A.
    09/13/2020 16:52

    Oh yes let’s respect your human right when you’ve had no empathy for the lives you have taken , the women you have raped or the innocence you have harmed ! You have no rights !

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