North and East Syria officials hand over group of women and children affiliated with ISIS to German and Finnish delegations

ZALIN, Syria — A group of German women affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS) and their children being held in camps in North and East Syria were handed over to a delegation of the German government by officials of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) on Friday.

After intense effort, the hand over operation took place in Zalin (Qamishli), with representatives of the DAA handing over 3 women and 12 children to the Germany delegation.

Six children and two women were also handed over to a Finnish delegation.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas confirmed that he is satisfied with the successful coordination of the process of repatriating of German citizens from ISIS camps in North and East Syria, noting that these are humanitarian cases, and some children are sick.

According to a report from German newspaper Der Spiegel, the three women are currently being investigated for their involvement in terrorist acts.