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Denmark to strip foreign fighters of Danish citizenship
European states are trying to accelerate a plan to shift thousands of foreign Islamic State militants out of Syrian prison camps and into Iraq, as a fresh conflict in Syria has raised the risk of jihadists escaping or returning home.

"There is a risk that the Kurdish-controlled IS-camps in the border area will collapse and that foreign warriors with Danish citizenship will move towards Denmark," [PM Mette] Frederiksen said in a statement.

Authorities believe at least 158 people from Denmark have joined militant Islamist groups in Syria or Iraq since 2012, about 27 of whom remain in the conflict zone. Twelve of these are believed to be imprisoned.
The proposed new law, which has broad support among lawmakers of different parties, would allow the government to strip fighters abroad who also hold another nationality of their Danish citizenship without a court order. The law would not apply to single nationality Danes who could be left stateless.

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by Cat on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 09:34:53 PM EST
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APsplainin | Turkey starts returning IS[ISIL/ISIS/DAESH] fighters; deports US national
(minus NE, NW Syria geography lesson, BETRAYED Kurdish "detention camps," US military ahh advisors, and "Isis bride" roll call)
The move comes just over a week after the Turkish interior minister said Turkey was not a "hotel" for IS fighters and criticized Western nations for their reluctance to take back citizens who had joined the ranks of the ["]extremist militant["] group as it sought to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said last week that about 1,200 foreign IS fighters were in Turkish prisons and 287 members, including women and children, were recaptured during Turkey's offensive in Syria.
Several [?] European countries, including Britain, have stripped IS fighters of their nationalities to prevent their return.
Seven other German nationals were scheduled to leave the country on Thursday, he said. Two Irish nationals, two German nationals and 11 French nationals who were captured in Syria were also to be transferred to their home countries soon, Catakli said.
In Denmark, Justice Minister Nick Hakkerup told Danish broadcaster TV2 that any Danish citizens who fought for IS and are repatriated to the country "must be punished as severely as possible." ... In Bosnia, government officials announced on Monday that citizens who had fought with IS could return to the country, while a Dutch court ruled on the same day that the country must attempt to bring home children whose mothers traveled to Syria to join ["]Islamic extremist["] groups. The decision came in response to a case filed by lawyers on behalf of 23 women and their 56 children who are housed in camps in northern Syria.
free Uighurs

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by Cat on Mon Nov 11th, 2019 at 09:19:21 PM EST
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APsplainin | Shootings, blasts prompt Denmark to tighten border controls
"Authorities believe an Aug. 6 explosion at the Danish Tax Agency 'was committed by criminals that had crossed the border from Sweden.' ...[Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup] said the temporary border controls should protect Denmark against both 'foreigners who do not live up to the entrance criteria and foreigners who may intend to commit serious organizes [sic] crime or terror in Denmark.'"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Nov 11th, 2019 at 09:29:35 PM EST
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Up to 750 European children trapped in north-east Syria
"Among them, the largest group of children in the range of 300, is reported to be French," Dominique Parent from the UN Human Rights Regional Office told MEPs on Thursday (6 November). Another 200 are from the Netherlands, 160 from Belgium, and 60 are UK nationals. The largest camp is known as Al-Hol and controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Politics aside, the numbers are significant. An estimated 28,000 children from more than 60 different countries remain trapped in north-east Syria. Of those, less than 20 percent are 12 years or older, and half of them are under the age of five. Some 20,000 are Iraqis. The remaining 8,000 come from other countries of which up to 750 are from EU member states.
The European Commission is pressing EU states to step up the repatriations but its role is limited given the national security prerogatives of EU states. Instead, it is financing projects worth some €68m to help get food and shelter to people displaced by Turkey's military invasion into the territory.
separating families

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by Cat on Sun Nov 17th, 2019 at 03:12:28 AM EST
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Germany to take back 'Islamic State' mother from Syria
According to media reports, German authorities have been investigating the mother on suspicion of membership in a terror organization and child neglect.
Germany: 1 in 4 children suffers from mental illness
Certain school children have a higher risk for depression. These children often suffer quietly before they receive an appropriate diagnosis. We all have to pay more attention"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Nov 23rd, 2019 at 01:13:38 AM EST
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Denmark offers to lead NATO training mission in Iraq from 2021
"With the contribution we will be able to deliver an even stronger effort in our fight against the terror group ISIL by training Iraqis," Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said. Denmark will present the offer at a NATO summit in London next week. It would send around 213 people to the mission which trains Iraqi security forces.
Try to act like you're surprised.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Nov 26th, 2019 at 07:08:05 PM EST
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