3 children from ISIS families handed over to British delegation
A delegation, led by UK Special Representative for Syria Jonathan Hargreaves, visited North and East Syria to discuss the latest developments in the region. The Foreign Relations Office handed over 3 children from ISIS families to the delegation.
On Monday, a delegation led by Britain’s Special Envoy for Syria Jonathan Hargreaves visited North and East Syria to discuss the latest developments in the region. The delegation was welcomed by Foreign Relations Bureau co-chair Ebdulkerîm Omer, Autonomous Administration Border Crossing official Xebat Mihemmed and Women's Defense Units (YPJ) representative Zozan Enes.
During the meeting, several topics, including the situation of refugees and the Turkish threats against North and East Syria, were discussed.
Ebdulkerîm Omer emphasized the importance of the participation of all Syrians in the efforts for a solution to the Syrian crisis, saying, “It is important to ensure the participation of the representatives of the Autonomous Administration and all the components of the Syrian people according to Resolution 2254.”
The UN Security Council Resolution 2254, adopted on December 18, 2015, calls for a ceasefire and political settlement in Syria.
Omer said that the invading Turkish state's threats against North and East Syria are continuing. He remarked that the aim of Turkey is to disrupt the security and stability of the region, which paves the way for a resurrection of ISIS.
Omer also spoke about the situation in the camps where ISIS families stay. “The children in the camps need re-education. The Huri Children's Education and Protection Centre was a successful experience. We will open 15 more centres for the education of children whose families are ISIS members.”
Jonathan Hargreaves reminded that the Resolution 2254 is the only way to secure peace and stability in Syria.
“The military, economic and practical activities of ISIS have decreased thanks to the joint efforts. However, Iraq and Syria are still under threat. For this, the International Coalition remains committed to the principle of the complete destruction of ISIS. This work was done thanks to the sacrifices of the Syrian people,” Hargreaves said.
Hargreaves noted that the International Coalition and Britain support the liberated areas of Syria.
“We will continue to support the region and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The SDF will remain our main partner in the fight against ISIS. We promise the victims of ISIS that we will bring the criminals to justice,” he added.
At the end of the meeting, the Foreign Relations Office handed over 3 children whose families are ISIS members to the British delegation. The parties signed a document confirming the handover.