21 Nov, 2022 @ 15:00
1 min read

Spain to bring back ISIS wives and children staying in squalid Syrian detention camps

Spain to bring back small group of ISIS wives and children staying in squalid Syrian detention camps
Cordon Press

SPAIN’S government will bring home a group of Spanish women married to ISIS fighters who are being held in two Syrian detention camps.

The repatriation within a ‘few weeks’ will involve three Spanish nationals as well as a Moroccan married to a Spaniard.

Three of them are now widowed while the husband of a fourth woman is imprisoned in Syria.

At least 16 children will also be brought to Spain.

An international arrest warrant was issued against the four women by the National Court in 2019.

All of them face prosecution while the status of the children will be analysed on a case-by-case basis depending on their age.

The families were visited by a Foreign Affairs department official earlier this year.

Charities have repeatedly criticised the conditions in the Al Hol and Al Roj camps with 79 children dying in the facilities last year according to the Doctors Without Borders group.

The United States has called on its allies to remove their nationals as soon as possible due to the ‘humanitarian and security situation’ in both camps.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Gib National Stadium
Previous Story

Gibraltar unveils new state-of-the-art 8,000-seater football stadium for international games

Casino Games Online
Next Story

The Top 5 Casino Games for Newcomers

Latest from Lead

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press