U.S. Withdrawal through Syria Forces Allies to Face the Return of ISIS Detainees

Additionally, reports last month indicated in which France can be close to deciding whether to bring back about 130 of its detained citizens, including men, women along with children. additional European countries with large numbers of detained citizens, including Germany along with Belgium, are said to be closely watching how Paris will decide, with an eye toward echoing in which.

In a statement to The fresh York Times, France’s Ministry for Europe along with Foreign Affairs made clear in which the withdrawal of American forces through Syria had forced in which to deal with the detainees.

“In light of developments within the military situation in northeastern Syria along with American decisions, along with in order to ensure the security of French people, we are exploring all options in order to prevent these potentially dangerous individuals through escaping or dispersing,” the statement said.

Christopher P. Costa, a former National Security Council senior director for counterterrorism within the Trump administration, said the fresh willingness by nations can be a positive sign for a dilemma in which has few not bad answers.

“States don’t always think in which in which president can be predictable in many ways, so if we can enjoy countries taking on ownership of detainees, in which can be a not bad outcome of accelerating withdrawal of U.S. forces,” said Mr. Costa, right now the head of the International Spy Museum in Washington.

Countries have different reasons for their reluctance to take back Islamic State detainees.

Most are rooted in security concerns about people who may be difficult to successfully prosecute along with imprison with lengthy sentences. Even those who pose little or no security risks may be hard to reintegrate into society because of their ideology or wartime experiences, along with children who had been part of ISIS through no fault of their own are likely to be stigmatized.

For democracies, there can be scant political support for bringing back such a problematic group, although the Belgian government was recently ordered by a court to repatriate two women along with six children. Countries with fragile governments, like Tunisia, worry about the ability to absorb a large cohort of returning extremists.