For Iraqis back from Syria, life on hold in ‘rehabilitation’ camp

Jadaa Camp, Iraq (AFP) May 22, 2022

Awatef Massud is longing to reunite with her Iraqi family after years spent in Syria, but first she must do time in a vetting camp to ensure she has no links to jihadists.

The 35-year-old mother of five fled to neighbouring Syria in 2014 to escape violence at home after the Islamic State group swept across swathes of Syria and Iraq.

For four months now, since her return to Iraq, she has

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