20/02/2020

31 displaced families from Deir ez-Zor return home; Finish Constitutional Committee asks prosecutor to investigate plan to repatriate children of ISIS members

HASAKAH, Syria – Thirty-one displaced families, consisting of 284 people, were released from Al-Arisha camp south of Hasakah city, in order to return to their areas in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor.

The Al-Arisha camp management said that the displaced were released from the camp at the urging of tribal elders and in coordination with the Deir ez-Zor Civil Council and the Internal Security Forces.

The number of displaced residents in Al-Arisha camp is approximately 13,600 people, mostly from Deir ez-Zor and its suburbs.

In related news, the Finnish Constitutional Committee announced that it requested the general prosecutor to investigate the legality of Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto’s endeavor to transport children of Finnish Islamic State (ISIS) members to Finland from Al-Hol camp,

The center-left government said in December it will seek to bring the children of Finnish mothers who traveled to Syria in order to join ISIS back to Finland.

Haavisto has previously sought to return more than 30 of these children back to Finland but faced criticism from the opposition and from a center party that is a part of the ruling coalition.