Aug. 13 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Iraqi government has confirmed the reception of fifty Islamic State jihadists within the framework of a series of displacements that in recent hours have also included 150 families of the terrorists, some 700 people, from the Al Hol detention camp , in Syria, where women and children live in subhuman conditions.
“Thanks to joint agreements and with the aim of combating the Islamic State at a national and international level, the Joint Operations Command-JOC has received 50 Islamic State terrorists, of Iraqi nationality, through the Rabia border crossing,” according to a statement published by the official Iraqi news agency INA.
Shortly after, the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement has pointed out that the jihadists have returned under strict security measures.
“All of them will be subjected to checks before being transferred to their places of residence and, if any security indicators are found, they will be arrested,” Ministry spokesman Abbas Jahangiz told INA.
In statements also collected by Al Mayadin, the minister has also confirmed that Iraq has also completed preparations for the return of the 150 Iraqi families who have begun to leave the camp. Iraq, in this sense, expects to complete the repatriation of more than 500 families this year, a slow process due to the numerous security and psychological controls to which they have to undergo.
The minister recalled in this regard that many families return to a normal life in their places of residence after “undergoing psychological rehabilitation for three or four months”, and many of them have not given rise to “security problems” or ” raised suspicions that they are abusive members of society.
The transfer of internally displaced persons from Al Hol will last four to six months and their destination in Iraq will be the Al Jadaa camp, where they will undergo the aforementioned rehabilitation process.
In June, the United Nations warned that 50 percent of the population in the camp, located in northeastern Syria, are children under the age of twelve and called on the various governments involved to speed up the repatriation process given the risk involved. the situation for the region and the world.
The camp, where some 56,000 people live, “is a desolate and growing complex of tents under a scorching sun”, while stressing that “many people, particularly children, never asked to be part of this desperate situation with no end in sight” and their situation “only contributes to fueling extremism”.