JAKARTA, Indonesia – An Indonesian family that spent nearly two years with the Islamic State group in Syria has denounced IS militants as interested only in power, money and sex in a video released by Indonesia's counterterrorism agency.
The family was detained at the agency's de-radicalization center near the capital, Jakarta, after returning to Indonesia in mid-August and was released on Wednesday.
In the video, family members described IS as rotten, a "crocodile hole" and hated by God.
In July, an Associated Press team in the Syrian city of Raqqa met with members of the family who were living in a camp for the displaced.
They said they had expected an Islamic utopia when they traveled two years ago from Jakarta to IS's self-proclaimed capital but instead found brutality and terror.