BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – A Kurdish official told the AFP News Agency on Friday that France has yet to repatriate any of their fighters from Syria.
“No French authorities have reached out to us about handing over French nationals, whether fighters, women, or children,” said Abdulkarim Omar, who heads the Kurdish administration’s foreign relations committee.
“There’s nothing new on this.”
Badran Jia Kurd, another top official in the semi-autonomous Kurdish government, also told AFP nothing had changed.
“Yes, there have been many statements, but there has not been any progress in negotiations,” he said.
This news comes just days after France said it was planning to repatriate not only the Islamic State fighters but also the French women and children that were living under the terrorist group.