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Suspected Female ISIS Member, Children Returned to Germany

Suspected Female ISIS Member, Children Returned to Germany

Sunday, 24 November, 2019 - 12:00
A woman walks at the al-Hol camp in Syria, where families of ISIS foreign fighters are held. (AFP)

German authorities said a 30-year-old woman who allegedly was a member of the ISIS group has returned to Germany with her three children.

German news agency dpa reported Sunday the woman and children, whose identities were not revealed, arrived Saturday night in Frankfurt from Erbil in Iraq.

It is believed they were in a detention camp in northern Syria.

Authorities said the woman would be investigated among other things for her membership in the ISIS group, but that there was no arrest warrant for her.

Earlier this month, Turkey stepped up the return of suspected foreign ISIS members back to their countries of origin.

Germany has said it will check the background of all suspected ISIS group members deported back to Germany to assess the risks they pose.

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