BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over 200 captured Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) fighters to the Iraqi authorities, the Bas News Agency reported.
Citing a security source from the Iraqi Army, Bas News said the Islamic State fighters were transferred to the 8th Division’s base, where they will later be processed.
The IS prisoners were said to be all Iraqi nationals.
This is the third time this year that the Syrian Democratic Forces have transferred a large number of Islamic State prisoners to the Iraqi authorities.
The transfer of these Islamic State fighters to Iraq also helps bring justice for the victims of the terrorist group.
The Islamic State fighters will be tried by the Iraqi courts, which is something that is currently not possible in eastern Syria.