Iraq repatriates 625 individuals from Syria camp - 7 minute timer

Iraq repatriates 625 individuals from Syria camp

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BAGHDAD: Almost 160 Iraqi households have been repatriated from Syria’s Al-Hol camp, residence to tens of 1000’s of individuals together with members of the family of suspected jihadists, an Iraqi authorities spokesman mentioned Sunday.Greater than 43,000 Syrians, Iraqis, and foreigners from no less than 45 international locations are held within the squalid and overcrowded camp in Kurdish-controlled northeast Syria.Al-Hol homes kinfolk of suspected Islamic State (IS) group militants alongside refugees.”157 families, or 625 people” had returned to Iraq from Al-Hol on Saturday within the newest repatriation effort, Ali Abbas, spokesman for Iraq’s migration ministry, advised AFP.Upon arrival in Iraq, authorities often preserve returnees from Al-Hol for weeks and even months at what officers describe as a “psychological rehabilitation” facility in Al-Jadaa, south of Mosul, the place additionally they bear safety checks.Greater than 1,920 Iraqi households have been transferred thus far to Al-Jadaa, nationwide safety adviser Qassem al-Araji mentioned on March 2.The determine contains 1,230 households who had been allowed to return residence, Araji mentioned.Repatriation of members of the family of suspected IS members has stirred controversy in Iraq, the place the jihadist group had seized massive swathes of land earlier than being defeated in late 2017.Some Iraqis have resisted the repatriation efforts, saying they don’t need IS households amongst them.Nonetheless, Baghdad repeatedly repatriates its residents from Al-Hol, a coverage counseled by the United Nations and the USA.Regardless of its territorial defeat, IS militants proceed to conduct assaults towards civilians and safety forces in each Iraq and Syria.

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