Mother of Canadian girl released from ISIS detention camp in Syria released
A Canadian woman detained in an Islamic State detention camp in northeastern Syria was released with the help of a former U.S. diplomat who helped her Four year old daughter Relatives who left the camp and Canada earlier this year.
“I can confirm that this is true, yes, I brought her out,” Peter Galbraith told CBC News. “This is a strictly private initiative.”
As we all know, Galbraith has a good relationship with the Canadian Ministry of Global Affairs, as well as close relations with the Kurds in Syria and Iraq.
According to sources, the woman arrived in Erbil, neighbouring northern Iraq, over the weekend after being released. Al Rogi Camp, Where more than 700 families of suspected ISIS militants live.
The camp is close to the border between Syria and Turkey and Iraq and is controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, which is running the so-called autonomous government in northern and eastern Syria.
She is one of approximately 30 Canadians held in the camp, most of them children, and it is believed that she was the first Canadian adult to leave.
Her release will raise questions about her impact on other Canadian women and their children who are still struggling in concentration camps. Their family has been lobbying Ottawa to repatriate them.
“This is a special case,” Galbraith said, “because [she] She is one of a group of women who broke away from the dominant Islamic State ideology in the concentration camp, dressed in Western clothes and rejected it, so she was in danger. “
He also said that she played an important role in helping officials find a missing Yazidi child in one of the camps.
Said she was naive when she left Canada to go to Syria
When CBC News Meeting and interview The woman in March was 30 years old and said she had been threatened by women in the camp who were still loyal to ISIS.
At the time, she described to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) that she was naive when she left Canada at the age of 23 and was easily led by others. She said she was a housewife, not an activist, and she knew that once she crossed the border into the so-called Caliphate, she made a mistake.
Ottawa has always believed that the situation in northeastern Syria is too dangerous for consular officials, but if Canadians are to show up at the embassy, ??they will have to provide assistance.
When the Canadian woman’s daughter was released from the camp in March, the Canadian Department of Global Affairs issued a statement stating that it was not involved in ensuring the evacuation of the child from northeastern Syria.
“The Canadian government has provided consular assistance to facilitate children’s travel from Iraq to Canada,” it said.
It is not clear what procedures exist to deport a Canadian citizen accused of belonging to a group in Canada. List of terrorist entities.
The Canadian Department of Global Affairs has been asked to comment on the matter.
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