A record number of ISIS fighters will be deported from Syrian camps in 2022
That’s what the Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday Number of foreign women and children The number of ISIS returned from detention camps in north-eastern Syria set a record in 2022.
Thousands of foreigners, including women and children, migrated to Syria to live under the influence of ISIS, whose last niches in Syrian territory were controlled by US-backed Kurdish forces in 2019.
is Detention of women and children in camps Overcrowded detention centers run by the Kurdish authorities and international NGOs are urging them to be returned to their countries amid escalating violence and deteriorating conditions in the camps.
Governments have been slow to respond amid fears of security threats and a widespread response to the repatriation of those radicalized by ISIS.
However, the pace has accelerated this year. Statistics from the Kurdish authorities show that 517 women and children have been repatriated so far.
Among them were more than 100 from France and more than 50 from Germany. as such Tajikistan reached more than 150 for the first time.
Tajik nationals deported from Syrian camps earlier this year
The number of returnees was 324 in 2021, 281 in 2020 and 342 in 2019.
Badran Jia Kurd, a senior Kurdish Autonomous Administration official, told Reuters that more than 10,000 foreign women and children are still in the Al-Hol and Roj camps.
For her part, Lita Tyler, deputy director of the Crises and Conflict Division at Human Rights Watch, said the high numbers were partly due to criticism from the United Nations and the European Court of Human Rights of European countries for failing to give back their citizens.
She added that countries have come to the conclusion that they have a legal framework to prosecute and then jail those who traveled to ISIS-held areas, making those governments more willing to let them into their countries bring back.
But she noted that the numbers for 2022 “remain the tip of the iceberg.”
“This humanitarian and security crisis will only worsen if states continue to outsource the management of their detained nationals to a non-state force in one of the world’s most complex war zones,” she added.
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