Iraq’s National Security Advisor, Qasem al Araji, thanked the Spanish government on Friday for the repatriation of two Spanish women married to jihadists and 13 other children from the Al Hol displaced persons camp in northeastern Syria.
The two women who arrived in Spain during Monday night are Yolanda Martinez, who has four children, and Luna Fernandez, who arrived in Spain with nine children, and for them the judge of the National Court Santiago Pedraz has agreed to pre-trial detention without bail.
«We thank the Spanish authorities for the reception of 15 women and children from the Syrian camp of Al Hol, and we renew the appeal to all countries to seek ways to receive their nationals, to dry up the wellspring of terrorism, and bury this hotbed of darkness,» the adviser has asked through a message on his Twitter account.
It should be recalled that the Al Hol camp, as well as the Roj camp, host some 10,000 people, many of them wives and children of jihadists. The United Nations considers both camps to be extremely dangerous places due to the presence of Islamic State sleeper cells or covert sympathizers.
Several NGOs have been sounding the alarm for months about the situation in the camp, the scene of killings and attacks amid the absence of adequate living conditions, and have called on countries with nationals in both places to speed up repatriations.
Source: (EUROPA PRESS)