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Autonomous Administration returns children of foreign IS fighter to mother

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Muhammad Ghaith
Publication date: 2019/01/21 14:48

Al-Hasakah - SMART

On Monday, the Autonomous Administration returned two children from Trinidad and Tobago to their mother in coordination with the British human rights organization Reprieve in the city of Qamishli in al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria.

Fanar Ka'it, the joint deputy president of the External Relations Office in the Autonomous Administration, said that they returned the children to their mother Veresiya Verera with the presence of Clive Stafford Smith, the head of Reprieve.

Ka'it added that the Autonomous Administration protected the children in a shelter for two years after their father, who was an Islamic State (IS) member, was killed in al-Raqqa.

Ka'it noted that the Autonomous Administration plans to deport 2,000 people from 46 nationalities, adding, "We appeal to all countries to assume their legal responsibilities to speed up the return of their citizens who are currently in our camps."

Earlier, the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Autonomous Administration returned the families of former foreign IS members to their home countries, including Russia, Chechnya, and Kazakhstan.