Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria hands over 2 women and 13 children from Islamic State families to Spain

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — On Monday, a Spanish delegation headed by Spanish Foreign Ministry official Guillermo Angera visited the regions of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria. The delegation was received by the Deputy Co-Chair of the DAA Foreign Relations Department, Fener al-Geit, Administrative Body official, Khaled Ibrahim, member of the Women’s Protection Units office, Lana Hussein, and Hoyda Muhammad Salim Muhammad of the Women’s Authority.

The two sides discussed the political situation in Syria, the need to resolve the Syrian crisis and the humanitarian, economic, and security situation in the region.

Fener Al-Geit stated that the Democratic Autonomous Administration adopts the path of Syrian national unitary dialogue to achieve stability, security, and a just political solution in the interest of all Syrian peoples. He added that the evolving Syrian-Turkish rapprochement is neither in the interest of Syria nor the Syrian people.

Guillermo Angera thanked the DAA and the Syrian Democratic Forces for maintaining security and stability in their region and fighting the Islamic State. He also stressed Spain’s humanitarian, economic, and security support for the DAA, within the framework of the U.S. led International Coalition.

At the end of the meeting, two female Spanish nationals and 13 children from ISIS families were handed over, in an official repatriation document signed between the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria and Spain.