This week, Canada repatriated four women and ten children from Daesh facilities in northeastern Syria, according to authorities.

This is the fourth repatriation operation carried out by the Canadian government of its nationals held in Daesh camps in Syria.

According to police, three of the ladies were arrested at the airport before appearing in court on a “terrorism peace bond application,” which is a form of restraining order.

One of them, a 38-year-old unidentified lady, was taken to Alberta in western Canada and freed on bail pending a hearing on her status conditions.

“This is not a criminal charge,” her attorney, Lawrence Greenspon, told AFP, adding that the prosecutor will seek to “ensure that the person follows the conditions for up to one year.”
Ammara Amjad and Dure Ahmed, the other two, “will remain in custody until their next hearing, which is scheduled for Tuesday,” police stated.

“Everything was fine” with the fourth woman, according to Greenspon, who represents all four repatriated women.

She is not facing criminal charges or a request for a terrorism peace bond.
“The ten children have been repatriated and are living with their families in Canada,” the lawyer noted.

The Foreign Affairs Department of Canada expressed concern Thursday over the “health and well-being” of Canadian children due to “deteriorating conditions in the camps” where they had been detained until recently.

Canada released two women and two children held in Syria last October, while Ottawa agreed to allow the return of an orphaned five-year-old girl in 2020 after her uncle filed a lawsuit against the government.

Many countries have been hesitant to welcome the repatriation of jihadist women and children since the fall of the Daesh group’s “caliphate” in Syria.




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