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France will regain about 130 men and women suspected of involvement in the actions of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), and detainees in Syria. This was told by French interior Minister Christoph Kastner in an interview with BFM TV.
Repatriation of French soldiers suspected of involvement in hostilities on the side of ISIS or help the group, will be held in the coming weeks. They will bring home on the aircraft. As reported by Castaner, upon arrival they are brought to court. “If the court decides that they should be put in jail, ( … ), they will go to it,” — said the Minister.
Currently, jihadists were detained in camps under the supervision of the Kurdish forces. However, with the departure from Syria of U.S. troops who support the Kurds, France is afraid to lose track of these people, and therefore prefers them to repatriate. It is noted that many of them already known to French intelligence services.
BFM TV reports that already are wanted by the French at once brought before the court. In turn, those for whom no arrest warrants will be transferred to anti-terrorist police for the proceedings. Overall, the country is now investigated about 500 cases of people suspected of having links with terrorists.
It is noted that France was the first to organize such a mass repatriation of French jihadists. Al Masdar News also writes that Paris is the first in Europe agreed to the return of Syrian militants.
The President of the United States Donald trump announced the withdrawal of American troops from Syria in connection with the final victory over the “Islamic state” in December 2018. He offered to take care of the rest in the region of the terrorists to other countries, including Turkey.
Armed conflict in Syria began in 2011. It involves government forces, acting on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, moderate opposition and various Islamist groups.
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