ERBIL — As the Islamic State (IS) is nearing its end in Iraq, Baghdad authorities revealed that they are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of IS suspects.
Cited by Reuters, unnamed Iraqi intelligence officers said that most of the women and children are from Turkey while many others come from the former Soviet states, such as Tajikistan, Azerbaijan and Russia.
“Other Asians and a "very few" French and Germans were also among them.”
Most of them are said to have been taken under detention after 30th August, and settled in a camp south of Mosul, northern Iraq.
One intelligence officer said that they were still verifying their nationalities with their home countries, since many of the women no longer had their original documents, according to Reuters.