Iraq ‘offers to try ISIS prisoners held in Syria for multi-billion pound fee’

Iraq has offered to try hundreds of foreign Islamic State suspects currently being held in Syria in return for millions of pounds, according to reports.

Iraqi officials last week made the proposal to the US-led coalition that it would put the detainees on trial in Baghdad if they received $2million (£1.5m) per head per year, sources told AFP.

One of the sources said the calculation was based on the estimated operational costs of holding a detainee in US-run Guantanamo prison.

If they promise to shoot them immediately after the conclusion of a fair trial then it’s a deal that should be made.

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