Three dual nationals living in Syria have had their Australian citizenship stripped
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Three more dual nationals living in Syria have had their Australian citizenship stripped.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Zehra Duman, a Melbourne mother, was one of the three.
Another Melburnian, Nabil Kadmiry, was also stripped of his Australian citizenship after he was captured in Syria by Kurdish forces.
Both Duman and Kadmiry left Australia to join ISIS.
In September, the Australian government said 14 Australians had their citizenship stripped since 2015 – but that number has now increased to 17, the Australian reported.
Kadmiry is one of about 12 men living in detention centres in Syrian camps under threat by the impending invasion of the area by Turkey.
He married Kirsty Rosse-Emile in 2013. They travelled to Syria together in 2014, and the couple have two children.
Duman, 26, had her Australian citizenship stripped by the Morrison Government, The New Daily reported.
The Federal Government was able to strip her of her citizenship as she was a dual citizen of Australia and Turkey – however her two children have been left ‘stateless’.
Duman left Australia in 2014 to join up with ISIS before marrying Melbourne man and ISIS fighter and ‘playboy’ Mahmoud Abdullatif who was killed in an airstrike the following year.
After which she was accused of taking on the role of recruiter for other ISIS brides.
Kamalle Dabboussy, who is the father of a different ISIS bride, told the publication he had spoken to Duman.
‘Zehra spoke to my daughter about it. She was most upset for her children more than herself. There’s no way she can get to Turkey. Basically those children are now stateless,’ he said.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne said they were working close with allied countries about how to handle those deemed a risk to the Australian population.
‘Australia remains concerned for the welfare of Australians in internally displaced persons camps in Syria and funds humanitarian agencies to deliver aid and support into the camps,’ she said.
‘As we have made clear, we will not put Australian officials, forces or our public in danger so any repatriation will occur only if safe to do so.’
Duman, now lives in the Al-Hawl camp, in northeastern Syria but had to move to a section of the camp monitored by cameras after being threatened with having her tent burnt down.
Source: Daily Mail