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Syria hands over Daesh militants to Iraq

January 8, 2022 at 3:50 pm

Daesh flag [Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/]

50 Iraqi members of the Daesh group were handed over to Baghdad from Syria on Saturday, according to Iraqi authorities, Anadolu Agency reports.

In a statement, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said the Iraqi suspects were arrested inside Syrian territories and were handed over to Iraq through the Rabi’a border crossing with Syria.

In June 2014, the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group captured Mosul, Salahuddin and Anbar provinces and parts of Diyala and Kirkuk, which were recaptured from the group in late 2017 by the Iraqi forces with support from a US-led coalition.

Thousands of Daesh members fled to neighbouring Syria after the defeat of the terror group.

The Iraqi army continues to carry out frequent operations against the group, which has mounted sporadic attacks in Iraq in recent months.

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