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Syrian forces hand 14 French Islamic State fighters to Iraq

Syrian army troops. File photo.

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The U.S.-backed  Syrian Democratic Forces on Monday handed over 14 foreign Islamic State militants to Iraq, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Iraqi website Baghdad Today, the source said that the IS fighters are of French nationality.

It was unclear if they will be deported to their country, the source added.

The Islamic State group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate” from Mosul city.

Later on, the group has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.



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