50 Iraqi prisoners belonging to ISIS group and 168 families of ISIS militants were returned from Syria to Iraq on Saturday, an Iraqi official source revealed.
The source explained that terrorists brought back from Syria will be interrogated by the Iraqi security and tried in Iraqi courts, AFP reported.
Families of ISIS militants are expected to be sent to a rehabilitation center south of Mosul, in northern Iraq.
These terrorists were being held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Al-Hasakah governorate, northeastern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Last March, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, called for the deportation of nationals from the Al-Hol camp, considering it ‘the worst camp in the world.’
Since May 2021, Iraq has repatriated hundreds of families from Syria to the Al-Jadaa Center.
The Al-Hol camp is located in the Syrian countryside of Al-Hasakah, near the Iraqi border, and is under the control of the US army and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
According to the United Nations, more than 55 thousand people live in the Al-Hol refugee camp, located less than 10 kilometers from the Iraqi borders.
In addition to foreign families of militants, estimated at about 10 thousand people, the camp also shelters families of displaced Syrians and Iraqis, some of whom are still in contact with ISIS.
In 2014, the terrorist group of ISIS took control of large areas in Iraq and Syria before being defeated in 2017.