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French Foreign Minister Talks Trying Thousands Of ISIS Suspects In Iraq

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French Foreign Minister Talks Trying Thousands Of ISIS Suspects In Iraq

The minister is in Iraq to discuss a mechanism to avoid European nations repatriating suspected militants

France's top diplomat held talks in Baghdad on Thursday about transferring foreign militants from northern Syria, where a Turkish offensive has triggered fears of mass jailbreaks, to be tried in Iraq.

European governments are worried that the Turkish operation will allow the escape of some of the 12,000 suspected ISIS group fighters – including thousands of foreigners – held by Syrian Kurds.

The issue was top of the agenda for French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in his talks with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed Ali Al Hakim, President Barham Saleh and Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi.

Read more: https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/french-foreign-minister-talks-trying-thousands-of-isis-suspects-in-iraq-1.925009