Women to face courts after repatriation with children

Six women who are suspected of ties to Islamic State were returned to Belgian with children. The majority of the women and children held at al-Roj camp were still asleep when a convoy of cars entered the open-air prison in northeastern Syria.

Belgium is the European country with the highest recorded number of men and women joining IS in Syria or Iraq: nearly 400 in total.

Since the attacks of 22 March 2016 in Brussels, the subject of the return of those who chose to join the ranks of IS has been a deeply sensitive one in Belgium.

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News, stories, and updates from Middle East and from the world. Critical researcher on migrant governance and human rights in Turkey and in the Mid East.