US President Donald Trump invited his European allies to withdraw the accused terrorists held in Syria, as the last remnant defended by ISIS. ISIS announced a proto-state across the regions of Syria and neighboring Iraq in 2014, but has since lost all of it excluding a tiny patch of less than half a kilometer square near the Iraqi border.
After years of combating ISIS, the Kurdish-directed Syrian Democratic Forces hold hundreds of foreigners charged of combating for the group, and as well as involved children and women.
Kurds of Syria have allegedly called for their countries of origin, to take them back, but these nations have been resistant. The issue has taken on greater priority, however in the midst of fears of a security emptiness since the shocking declaration in December which the US troops would withdraw.
The US President told in a tweet,” The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany, and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters that we captured in Syria and put them on trial”.
He also added, “ The Caliphate is ready to fall. The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them. The US does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go.”
His tweet triggered a reaction from Paris, Berlin, and Brussels.french junior interior minister Laurent Nunez told,” it is the Kurds who hold them (the French terrorists) and we have every confidence in their ability to keep them detained”.
It suspected terrorists came back to France, he told, “they will all be tried, and incarcerated ”.Alliance member France opened the door in this month to bring back its citizens.
A French source told an estimation of 150 French nationals, including 90 children, could be returned to France, but authorities have not ensured any transferring plan.’
In Belgium, justice minister Koen Geens invited a collective “European solution” to the trouble of the foreign fighters, pleading a solution which carries the minimum security risks.