DAMASCUS, Captured foreign Daesh militants must be taken back by their home countries, the Kurdish-led forces in north-eastern Syria have said.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it would not put them on trial themselves and lacked the resources to hold them indefinitely.

The SDF, which controls the region, say they hold about 500 jihadists, and hundreds of their wives and children.

The captured fighters are reported to be from dozens of countries.

Daesh militants seized large areas in Syria and Iraq in 2014 – but have seen been driven out from most the captured territory.

The SDF is being backed by the US-led coalition.

On Thursday, Kurdish foreign affairs official Abdel Karim Omar said that “around 520 Daesh mercenaries, as well as 550 women and around 1,200 children from 44 countries” were in the SDF’s custody.

“It’s a heavy burden that we can’t carry alone.

“We will not try any Daesh fighter… We are trying as much as possible… to pressure governments to carry out their duties and take their citizens back.”

Kurdish officials in north-eastern Syria handed over a Sudanese woman, accused of being a Daesh member, and her one-month-old baby to a Sudanese diplomat on Thursday in the city of Qamishli.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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DAMASCUS, Captured foreign Daesh militants must be taken back by their home countries, the Kurdish-led forces in north-eastern Syria have said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it would not put them on trial themselves and lacked the resources to hold them indefinitely. The SDF, which controls the region,...