Tens of thousands of Daeshi brides and children have streamed out of the last caliphate stronghold in Baghouz. And also hundreds of surrendering Daeshi fighters. Many appear to be unapologetic, unashamed of their allegience, and still radicalized. Some of the brides in refugee camps are chanting "<i>Islamic State is great, Islamic State will stay."</i> Some of the surrendered ethnic Turkmen Daeshi fighters are asking for asylum in Turkey with <i>"brother Erdogan"</i>.
Per CINCCENT General Votel: <i>“Observations by our men & women on the ground highlight that the ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remain unrepentant, unbroken & radicalized”</i>... <i>“what we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families & preservation of their capabilities”</i>