‘You’re the first infidel I’ve seen in four years’

‘You’re the first infidel I’ve seen in four years’: Isil women emerge defiant from last scrap of Syria territory

The woman’s face was hidden behind a black veil but her voice was full of defiance and pride for the caliphate that she had left just hours before.

“You’re the first infidel I’ve seen in four years,” Umm Hamza said as The Telegraph approached.

She gestured back towards Baghuz, the village in eastern Syria that is now the last fragment of Islamic State territory. “The brothers are lions. They will fight on,” she said. “The Islamic State remains. We are weak now but we will come back again.”

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