IS wives who originally came from the West find that they are not welcome in their homelands. Many of them had children during the war and suffered hardship. Authorities in Syria would like to see them leave but hardly any country wants them back.
Germany has started repatriating the children of jailed "Islamic State" fighters from conflict zones the Middle East. European countries are grappling with how to handle returning foreign fighters and their families.
Thousands of evacuees have been pouring out of the small village of Baghouz in Syria, the last remnant of the "Islamic State" (IS) caliphate. Many of the evacuated IS women remained defiant, praising the extremist group.
The extremists once controlled large parts of Syria and Iraq, but now thousands of them have handed themselves in. Kurdish-led units reported some IS fighters were continuing to resist.
Some 40 foreign fighters who fought for "Islamic State" and are in detention in Syria reportedly have German passports. Germany's conservative interior minister has said they can only return under strict conditions.
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