Syria’s Kurds repatriate nearly 150 IS-linked Tajiki women, children

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Syria’s semi-autonomous Kurdish administration handed Tajikistan 146 women and children related to Islamic State group militants, a Kurdish official said Monday, in the first such repatriation to the ex-Soviet state. Thousands of foreign extremists joined IS as fighters, often bringing their wives and children to live in the “caliphate” declared by the group across swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014. The militants were dislodged in 2019 from their last scrap of territory in Syria by Kurdish-led forces backed by a US-led coalition, and Kurdish authorities have repeatedly called on countries to r…

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