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Moroccan Potential Isis Fighters Return to Homeland in a Rare Move

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 21:03 GMT

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have sent back a group of Moroccans who are potential Isis members to homeland, according to Reuters on Sunday, March 10th.

The SDF, as they draw close to victory over Isis, they had to hold hundreds of captured foreign militants in prisons and thousands of their wives and children in camps, often in poor conditions, unable to release them or repatriate them.

"Our forces have handed a group of people with Moroccan nationality who were in the camps in northern Syria over to the Moroccan government," SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali told Reuters.

It is a rare case of a foreign government who was able to render nationals who have likely been members of the Isis group.

The number of the transferred people or when, is not clear until now.

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