2,897 FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE DAESH MILITANTS HELD IN NORTHERN IRAQ

The Iraqi authorities said that, 2,897 family members of suspected Daesh militants are held in a confinement, near the northern city of Mosul, the Iraqi military said.

A statement from the Joint Operations Command (JOC), said that, the Iraqi joint forces received 1,573 local women and children, and 1,324 foreign ones from the Kurdish forces, known as Peshmerga. They detained those Daesh family members in Shandoukha detention, east of the town of Ayadhiyah, near the city of Tal Afar.

The detainees are from different nationalities. “They are of European, Asian, Arab, African and South American nationalities,” the statement said.

On Aug 10, Jasim al-Attiyah, undersecretary of the Minister of Displacement and Migration, said that, the Iraqi authorities detained some 1,400 foreign wives and children, of suspected Daesh fighters, at a camp near Mosul.

“The security forces are interrogating the detainees, in a detention camp in Hammam al-Alil, some 50 km south of Mosul, to determine the identities of their countries, as many of them no longer had their original documents,” Attiyah said.

On Aug 31, Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, declared full liberation of the city of Tal Afar, and the surrounding areas, including Ayadhiyah, from the extremist Daesh militants

 

Source: NAM News Network

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