ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdish-clad civilian administration in northeastern Syria, officially called the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), on Wednesday handed over 3 Swedish women suspected of ISIS affiliation and 8 children to a Swedish government team.
They “were handed over to a delegation from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs according to an official transfer document signed by AANES and the Kingdom of Sweden”, tweeted the co-chair of AANES ‘foreign department, Abdul Karim Omar, on Thursday.
On October 20, 3 Swedish women and 8 children from ISIS families were handed over to a delegation from the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs according to an official transfer document signed by AANES and the Kingdom of Sweden.@AnnLinde @SweMFA pic.twitter.com/WPsdLGGfNu
– Dr Abdulkarim Omar (@ abdulkarimomar1) October 21, 2021
Also on Monday, the Kurdish-led civilian administration in northeastern Syria handed over three children from Islamic State (ISIS) families to a delegation from Britain.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the civilian autonomous administration in northeastern Syria have repeatedly suggested that foreign countries repatriate their citizens trapped in Syria.
Several Western countries have been reluctant to repatriate their citizens due to legal and security risks and domestic opposition to the repatriation of ISIS suspects
Initially, AANES and SDF said they would bring foreign ISIS women and men to justice. But so far they have not been able to get international support for an international court in northeastern Syria.
On Tuesday, the Syrian-based Rojava Information Center said in a public statement that nearly 70 families were planning to leave the infamous al-Hol extermination camp, a large facility in northeastern Hasakah province that has housed thousands of ISIS-linked women and their children. since ISIS territorial defeat in Syria in March 2019.
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“According to AANES authorities, 69 families of Syrian internally displaced persons will be released from the Al-Hol camp back to Deir ez-Zor and the surrounding countryside tomorrow, Wednesday, October 20, at 10 a.m.,” RIC tweeted on Tuesday.