With French authorities now prosecuting 15 members of the Hezbollah ‘criminal organization’ in Paris, the trial examines how Columbian narcotics money is being laundered in Germany to buy weapons for Syria, and possibly against Israel.
One of the frontrunners to succeed Angela Merkel as leader of her political party has called for Germany to deport migrants to Syria.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said asylum-seekers whose claims are rejected or who commit crimes could be returned to the war-torn country.
“Certain regions of Syria could be secure enough in the foreseeable future,” she told Bild newspaper.
Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer, popularly known in Germany as “mini-Merkel”, is widely seen as Mrs Merkel’s preferred successor.
Things are lookin up!
Syria’s Ministry of Tourism has released an ad promoting tourism in the city of Aleppo pic.twitter.com/5i8H7tRsGk
— RT (@RT_com) November 14, 2018
Foreign Islamic State suspects who were captured by the UK’s allies in Syria and then exchanged in secret prisoner swap deals have been executed by the jihadists as punishment for defecting.
At least two of those involved in the deals, including a woman from Tajikistan and a French man, were killed shortly after being sent back to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) territory against their will, witnesses say.
The Telegraph revealed in June how hundreds of foreign men, women and children detained by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were swapped in return for Kurdish fighters held by Isil.
Rights group says defendants, including foreigners from France, Australia and Lebanon, face torture and botched trials in Baghdad.
The former punk rocker’s life took on a sinister new turn when she met Brummie cyber-hacker Junaid Hussain in a chatroom, the start of an online romance which resulted in her travelling to an ISIS-controlled region to marry him.
A British Muslim convert languishing in a Kurdish jail after travelling to Syria and ‘joining ISIS’ will not be saved from his prison hell by the Canadian government.
Sidhartha Dhar, a British citizen of Indian origin, was nicknamed ‘Jihadi Sid’ after ‘Jihadi John’, another British citizen who was known for his extreme cruelty.
They survived the ruin of the so-called Islamic State. Now many of the wives and children of foreign jihadis are being detained in camps across Syria. Global News investigative reporter Stewart Bell visited Syria and interviewed two such women, both Canadians, who are desperate to return home.
McKenna’s tweet of praise towards Syria and Nicaragua for signing the Paris Climate Agreement was reviewed by several of her team’s members, and still published.
France is seeking to repatriate some of the 150 children of French jihadists identified as being in Syria, as Western nations grapple with how to handle citizens who left to join extremists.
ISIS is proving to be a “very elusive enemy” in its remaining strongholds in Syria as forces on the ground battle against omnipresent booby traps and a network of jihadist tunnels, and in Iraq where jihadists are tampering with water supplies.
“I’m from the government of Canada. Do you want assistance from us?”
“Yes,” Jack Letts, known in the British media as ‘Jihadi Jack’ replied.
“If so, what kind?”
President Bashar al-Assad has made an unprecedented offer of amnesty for military deserters and draft dodgers in the hope of encouraging Syrians to return home.
In a decree issued on official social media feeds, the government said they will not receive any punishment but would still have to serve the mandatory two years of service.
Those who defected and joined the Free Syrian Army (FSA) or other rebel groups who fought against regime forces are blacklisted, however, and will therefore not be given clemency.
The Saturday evacuation is the latest in a series of airlifts coming amid the Syrian Army’s ongoing offensive on jihadists who still control small pockets of Deir ez-Zor, much of them empty desert.
Security forces in northern Syria’s Raqqa city said on Sunday they had uncovered an Islamic State sleeper cell which was plotting series of large attacks across the devastated city.