Hundreds of foreign women who joined the “Islamic State” (IS) militant group with their children have been captured in recent months by US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria, Germany’s Die Welt newspaper reported on Saturday.
The German daily interviewed Human Rights Watch’s terrorism and counterterrorism program director, Nadim Houry, who spoke with many of the women during visits to several detention camps in Kurdish-held areas of the war-ravaged country last month.
“About 800 IS women with children are in four camps … they come from around 40 countries. There are women from Canada, France, Great Britain, Tunisia, Yemen, Turkey and Australia,” he said, adding that 15 were from Germany.
Let the Kurds take care of this according to local custom.