Trump: EU must take back 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria

Donald Trump has told the EU it must take back its 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria by US-backed forces and put them on trial.

The president’s call came as he prepared to claim the end of the caliphate in north-west Syria with the fall of the final Isis-held town.

Some EU countries, notably France, have said they are preparing to take back their former jihadists, but the UK has been more resistant: it says the fighters held by the west’s Syrian Kurd allies can only return if they seek consular help in Turkey.

Frankly it would be a lot cheaper and much more satisfying to outsource their executions to their victims. A Go Fund Me appeal would raise millions I bet.