Canada to repatriate 19 women, children from Syria

MONTREAL, 22 January 2023, (TON): Canada will repatriate six women and 13 infants who have been detained in northeast Syria in camps for family members of Daesh Group fighters, Ottawa announced.

It is the largest such repatriation of Daesh family members yet for Canada, and comes after the women went to court to force the government to bring them home, saying it was obliged to under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The country’s foreign ministry said it had reached a “mutually acceptable resolution” of the case over their application to return.

The agreement resolved the case for the 19 Canadian women and children, but left four men who are also seeking repatriation as part of the case to be decided on in the coming weeks.

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