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Latest Press Release
US Islamic State:  Ambassador Nathan Sales, Acting Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights and Coordinator for Counterterrorism speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, following the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group Ministerial meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US Islamic State: Ambassador Nathan Sales, Acting Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights and Coordinator for Counterterrorism speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, following the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Small Group Ministerial meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

FED: Aust urged to accept IS fighters, families


Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019.


Australia is facing pressure to repatriate captured Islamic State fighters and families trapped in Syria on two fronts.

Turkey wants Australia to take back three ISIS fighters it has in custody as Ankara begins repatriating foreign fighters to their homelands.

The United States is also offering to extract Australian families of ISIS fighters that remain snared in Syria, an offer aid agency Save the Children says the Morrison government should immediately accept.

In an interview with the ABC, counter terrorism ambassador at the US State Department Nathan Sales said all countries have a responsibility to take back their citizens and is offering to help.

While the Australian government has so far repatriated a group of orphans, it argues a mission to pull out the remaining women and children would be too dangerous.

SOURCE: AAP Newswire