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    US Mulls How to Handle Future ISIS Captives

    Taking no prisoners may not be an option. The American administration, hoping to avoid echoes of Guantanamo, is now grappling with how to handle ISIS terrorists who surrender as the U.S.-led alliance bears down on the strongholds of Raqqa and Mosul. Obama is loath to revive huge detention operations or house captured jihadi extremists, and it’s unclear whether Middle East allies can, or are willing to, do so. But the lack of planning has human rights activists concerned that desperate measures will lead to inhumane treatment of detainees.

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