Germany and Denmark repatriate 37 children and 11 ‘IS women’ from Syria

Germany’s foreign ministry said the women and children arrived at Frankfurt airport on Wednesday evening from Roj detention camp in north-east Syria.

Many of the Europeans in the Syrian camps are suspected wives and children of IS fighters or sympathisers of the jihadist group.

Hundreds of Europeans who joined IS are in Kurdish-run camps in northern Syria.

They were moved there along with thousands of others who were displaced after IS was declared territorially defeated in Syria and Iraq in March 2019.