World: Germany must repatriate from Syria IS fighter's wife and children- court - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

WorldGermany must repatriate from Syria IS fighter's wife and children- court

01:15  12 july  2019
01:15  12 july  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Children among 14 civilians killed in Syria strikes

Children among 14 civilians killed in Syria strikes Fourteen civilians, including six children and infants, were killed Saturday in air strikes in northwest Syria, targeted for months now by deadly regime and Russian bombardment, a monitor said. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Most of the children were among civilians killed when Russian aircraft raided an informal camp of internally displaced Syrians after midnight Friday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

German IS fighters , along with their wives and children , are in the custody of Syrian Kurdish The end of the IS "caliphate" and US plans to withdraw from Syria have made dealing with these According to Syrian Kurdish authorities, Germany is "shirking" its responsibility to repatriate German

Germany has started repatriating the children of jailed "Islamic State" fighters from conflict zones the Middle East. Neighboring Iraq might try them but the country suffers from overcrowded prisons and overworked courts . German IS fighters , along with their wives and children , are in the custody of

Germany must repatriate from Syria IS fighter's wife and children- court© Thomson Reuters A flag of Islamic State militants is pictured above a destroyed house near the Clock Square in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017. Picture taken October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

BERLIN, July 11 (Reuters) - A Berlin court has ruled that Germany's foreign ministry should repatriate from Syria the German wife and three children of a suspected Islamic State fighter, in what a court spokesman said was the first such ruling against the government.

The man's family sued the foreign ministry after German diplomats declined a request to help his wife return to Germany with her three children from a Kurdish-controlled area of northern Syria, the court spokesman said on Thursday.

US call for Syria troops divides German coalition

US call for Syria troops divides German coalition Discord broke out in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition Sunday, after the United States urged the country to send ground troops to Syria as Washington looks to withdraw from the region. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "We want ground troops from Germany to partly replace our soldiers" in the area as part of the anti-Islamic State coalition, US special representative on Syria James Jeffrey had told German media including Die Welt newspaper.

French intervention likely to add weight to criticism of UK’ s reluctance to do likewise.

“The thousands of children of foreign fighters languishing in camps, detention centres or orphanages in Syria France, Kosovo, Sweden and Germany have recently removed women and children from al-Roj These would probably involve women and children being transferred via the Syrian capital.

Like other Western countries, Germany faces a dilemma of how to deal with citizens who went to the Middle East to join groups like Islamic State, which was driven out of its last territorial enclave in March by U.S.-backed forces.

The suspected fighter, whose fate is unknown, left Germany for Syria with his wife and two daughters, now aged 7 and 8, in 2014. His wife had a third child in Syria two years ago, the court spokesman said.

Germany's government had wanted to repatriate only the children. But the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria, where thousands of Islamic State fighters are being held, demanded that their mother also be sent back.

A German foreign ministry spokesman said the government was studying the ruling and may appeal at a higher court. A lawyer for the family did not respond to a request for comment.

Oil supertanker bound for Syria detained in Gibraltar

Oil supertanker bound for Syria detained in Gibraltar Oil supertanker bound for Syria detained in Gibraltar

demanding the government repatriate wives and children of fighters living in Syrian detention Relatives of IS militants demand children and wives be brought home from Syrian camps (Image After the terrorist group’ s defeat in Syria and Iraq last month, the fate of foreign fighters and their The German Interior Ministry has said the children are innocent victims, paving the way for their return.

Lisa Smith travelled to northern Syria four years ago, where she married an Isis fighter , who was later killed. Photograph: CNN. Ms Smith is in a section of Al-Hawl reserved for the wives and children of Isis fighters . They were segregated from other refugees several months ago due to violence between

German intelligence officials say more than 1,000 Germans went to fight in Syria and Iraq, where Islamic State once controlled swathes of territory in a self-declared caliphate.

About a third have returned to Germany, another third are believed to have died, and the rest are thought still to be in Iraq and Syria, these officials say.

Thousands of Islamic State members, including hundreds of foreigners and women and children, are being held by Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria.

U.S. President Donald Trump has urged Britain, France and Germany to take back more of their nationals from among the detainees and put them on trial.

Germany has said it would take back fighters only if the suspects have consular access, adding that in principle, all of its citizens and those suspected of having fought for Islamic State have the right to return.

But in April, the government approved a draft bill allowing it to strip Germans with a second nationality who fight abroad for groups like Islamic State of their citizenship.

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr Editing by Gareth Jones)

Trump congratulates Navy SEAL for acquittal on war crimes charges: ‘Glad I could help!’.
President Trump praised a Navy SEAL who was acquitted of committing war crimes in the killing of a wounded ISIS captive.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!