Bringing ISIS masses to justice poses quandaries

With the battle against the terror group “Islamic State” (IS) in Syria now reportedly over, more than 65,000 of its members, among them thousands of foreigners, are detained in camps run by Syrian Kurds. Since Syria’s informal Kurdish region is unequipped to try them, and Western countries are not willing to take them back, Iraq has been asked for help.

The Syrian Kurds, who have been fighting IS as part of a coalition with the United States, are overwhelmed by the huge number of fighters who are now in their custody. They have warned that they cannot guarantee their continued imprisonment in case of an expected Turkish assault on their region.

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