Paris returned 10 women and 25 children from camps in Syria

On Tuesday, France returned 10 women and 25 children who were being held in France Militant camps And members of their families in northeastern Syria, in the fourth operation of this kind, according to what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.

The ministry said in a statement, “The minors were handed over to the agencies concerned with providing social care for children,” and they will be the subject of medical-social follow-up, while “the communications were handed over to the relevant judicial authorities.”

Tens of thousands of people, including extremist family members of more than 60 nationalities, are being held in the Al-Hol and Roj camps, which are run by the Kurds in northeastern Syria, and in Iraqi prisons.

These French women had gone voluntarily to areas controlled by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. They were arrested after announcing the elimination of the “caliphate” established by the organization.

Every adult who voluntarily moved to areas of Syria and Iraq that was controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS) is subject to judicial procedures.
France has been condemned by international bodies for its slow return of its nationals from these camps.

16 women and 35 children were returned to France during a first operation in the summer of 2022, followed by a second batch in October, which included 15 women and 40 children.

Last January, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the return of 15 women and 32 children, days after they were condemned by the UN Committee Against Torture.

“France thanked the Kurdish Autonomous Administration in northeastern Syria for its cooperation that made this operation possible,” the foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

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