Dutch woman and her three children repatriated from Syrian Islamic State camp
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The Kurdish-led administration in Syria’s northeast handed over to the Netherlands a Dutch woman, her two young sons, and a Dutch girl, who lived in a camp for families of alleged ISIL (ISIS) group fighters.
A delegation from the Netherlands led by special envoy to Syria Emiel de Bont received the four on Saturday in Qamishli city, at the Kurdish administration’s offices.
The group will be taken home and Kurdish authorities say the adult woman faces no criminal charges by their administration.
The move was a small step towards resolving a complicated issue for European and Middle Eastern countries – what to do with the thousands of their citizens who have travelled to territories held by ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
At a news conference organised for the handover, De Bont said the four had been living in a small settlement known as Roj camp, holding mostly western women who had travelled to Syria and Iraq, and their children.
“This is a very specific consular legal mission which my government has decided to undertake because a Dutch court of law issued rulings in these specific cases,” De Bont said. He gave no further details about the rulings.
“We are here then to serve the rule of law and to do what we can to assist the due legal process,” he added.
Source: Al Jazeera