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Daesh Foreign Militants Await Repatriation

The unrecognized Kurds autonomous administration are pushing for an international tribunal against the alleged militants detained in their region, post the overthrow of the Daesh.

Daesh is actually an acronym in the Arabic language.  It stands for  The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, officially known as the Islamic State and also known by its Arabic language acronym Daesh, is a Salafi jihadist militant group and formerly unrecognized proto-state that follows a fundamentalist, Salafi doctrine of Sunni Islam.

The Kurds are not recognized by Damascus or international community, making it impossible for them to be responsible for carrying out any kind of judicial proceedings.

Currently, there are many foreign Daesh suspects waiting for a fair trial or repatriation. But western countries are reluctant to retract their own nationals. SO, the fate of many such men, women, and children hangs lose after a bitter defeat of the Daesh.

After years of fighting Daesh, Syria’s Kurds now hold around 1,000 foreign men in jail, as well as some 12,000 non-Syrian women and children in overcrowded camps.

The militants stand accused of a string of crimes including mass killings and rape, and a UN probe is investigating alleged war crimes. There are an estimated 55,000 captured Daesh fighters detained in Syria and Iraq, including many alleged foreign fighters from some 50 countries.

Prosecutions of Daesh suspects by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and by Iraqi authorities have faced criticism. In a fast track court, many have been brutally put to death without the hope of any fair trial. UN-backed investigations have found out that courts in Syria and Iraq have reached their capacity and therefore resorted to such means.

By U.J.M

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