Iraq agrees to take back 20,000 ISIS wives and their children being held at refugee camps in Syria

The Iraqi government is willing to take back up to 20,000 of its jihadis from Syrian refugee camps, the Red Cross says.

This includes women and children who fled Islamic State’s last enclave, they are expected to be sent home in weeks under an agreement with Baghdad, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Monday.

Thousands of people have streamed out of the besieged enclave at Baghouz over the past weeks, forcing the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to delay an assault to wipe out the last vestige of the jihadists’ territorial rule.