After Baghouz, what do you do with ISIS families?

Uncertain future. Civilians evacuated from the ISIS holdout of Baghouz wait at a screening area in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, March 5. (AFP)

Baghouz, the last redoubt of the Islamic State (ISIS), may be about to fall but the real battle against the extremist group may continue for years. It will revolve around an ethically difficult and strategically important question: What to do with the families of ISIS fighters?

This is a global cohort. Women and children linked to ISIS belong to 80 countries. A report by the…