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More Than 150 Islamic State Militants Handed Over to Iraq From Syria

Sarah El Deeb, Qassim Abdul-Zahra Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, an Iraqi security official said Thursday, marking the biggest repatriation from Syria of captured militants so far.

The official said the IS militants were handed over to the Iraqi side late Wednesday, and that they were now in a "safe place" under investigation. ...

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