Feb 11, 2018 – 55 Australians, Britons, Canadians & German Women Among 800 Female ISIS Fighters Arrested In Syria – Human Rights Watch
800 women from all over the world are being detained in northern Syria with their children for allegedly joining the Islamic State.
According to German newspaper Die Welt, a terrorism expert from Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that among the 800 were 15 German women.
HRW’s Nadim Houry said he had met and spoken to the women in January.
“The female IS members and their children were detained across several camps in the region,” he said.
“The women were from 40 different countries including Canada, France, Britain, Turkey and Australian, Houry said.
“These women are in a very difficult situation. Especially for the small children the conditions are by no means good,”.
“The women wanted to return home even if that meant having to face prosecution”.
“The children have not committed any crimes, they are the victims of the war and often their radicalized parents.”
Nadim Houry called on European governments to allow the children to return.