Eight ISIS women and children handed over to US
The autonomous administration of northern and eastern Syria has handed over two women and six children from the defeated ISIS to the US.
After the military victory of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) over ISIS, 11,000 ISIS jihadists and 72,000 family members and children ended up arrested in self-governing areas. While the jihadists are held in prisons, the women and children are in refugee camps. Among them are people from 54 different countries. At the moment, the fate of foreign ISIS members and their relatives is being discussed.
The autonomous administration of northern and eastern Syria has handed over two women and six children with US citizenship to the United States.
Kemal Akif, spokesman of the Bureau of Foreign Affairs, said that the return of women and children from the defeated "Islamic State" had come at the request of the US. The Americans also expressed a desire to return to the US, said Akif.
The self-government has already handed over several foreign women and children to their countries of origin in recent weeks. Most recently, five minors with Norwegian citizenship were handed over to the Norwegian government on Monday.
Prior to this, 148 women and children of ISIS members who were living in Hol refugee camp after having surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were to return to Uzbekistan. The families had surrendered to the SDF following the defeat of ISIS by the SDF in Deir ez-Zor.
International meeting on ISIS Special Tribunal
In Sweden, representatives of various European countries and institutions met on Monday to discuss how to deal with ISIS members. Sweden's Interior Minister Mikael Damberg called for an international special tribunal for ISIS terrorists of European origin, which should hold the suspects in the former war region to account.