Recent Legal and Political Developments in the Repatriation of European Nationals from Northeastern Syria

This policy paper presents selected legal and political developments regarding the repatriation of European nationals from Northeast Syria in 2022. Of the more than 5,000 Europeans who had traveled to the former territory of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq since 2012, several hundred men, women, and minors remain in Kurdish-administered camps and detention facilities in Northeast Syria together with tens of thousands of displaced Syrians and Iraqi refugees.

Authors: Sofia Koller, Carlotta Sallach, Alexander Schiele


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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On March 25, 2017, as Bangladesh Armed Forces raided a militant hideout in South Surma Upazila, Bangladesh, militants detonated two bombs in a crowd of 500-600 onlookers. The attack, claimed by ISIS, killed four civilians and three police officers, and injured 50 others.

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