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Ninevah sheikh and ex-commander warn of ‘IS family camp dangers’

Nearly two years after its liberation from the Islamic State, Ninevah province is still struggling to deal with IS-linked displaced people.

ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — As Iraqi internally displaced persons get sent from camps in Ninevah province to their home areas despite concerns for their safety, the province’s residents are worried about a looming influx of Iraqis currently living in Syria who have ties to members of the Islamic State (IS).  

“We need time to recover,” Gen. Najm al-Jabouri, the former Ninevah operations commander, told Al-Monitor in an interview in late August, saying it is “a very bad idea” to move the Iraqis from Syria's al-Hol camp into Ninevah.

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