Germany returns a German group of women and children from camps in northeastern Syria

6 October, 2022
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Germany returns a German group of women and children from camps in northeastern Syria

Germany announced that it has repatriated four additional women and seven children from Syria, stressing that it has settled "almost all known cases" of German families in jihadist detention camps in that country.

 


German Foreign Minister Annalina Birbock confirmed in a statement that tonight, seven children and four additional women were repatriated to Germany from Roj camp in northeastern Syria.

 

The return of families of jihadists captured or killed in Syria and Iraq has been a sensitive issue in all EU countries since the fall of the Islamic "caliphate" in 2019, but Germany has made efforts to carry out regular family repatriations.

 

 In addition to the women and minors, the group that was returned on Wednesday included a teenager "who was transferred to Syria when he was eleven years old."

 

The German Foreign Minister expressed her satisfaction that this measure made it possible to close almost all known cases, and said: "I feel especially relieved that children are not responsible for the fatal life choices of their parents," stressing that it was not possible "to leave them without a horizon in the camps of northeastern Syria." ".

 

For its part, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the women and young men who were returned "will be prosecuted for their actions", and arrested upon their arrival in Germany.


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