ERBIL — The families of the Islamic State (IS) militants arrested by the Peshmerga forces will be treated in accordance with the international laws, a Peshmerga official said on Monday.
Deputy of Peshmerga Forces' Chief of Staff, Salar Mohamed Jabari, told BasNews “A large number of wives and daughters of the IS militants have been arrested by the security forces, particularly in Kirkuk Province.”
He revealed that most of the women are foreigners of different nationalities, including Russian, French, Korean, Chinese, Syrian, Somalian and others. Among the arrestees, there are also Iranian Kurdish women.
A number of those arrested will be handed to Baghdad where the international organizations will be investigating them and those who have been involved in terrorist acts will be prosecuted, he said.
He explained that some of the women have been deluded and some others had been forced to join the group.
The Kurdish official added “The arrested individuals will be treated according to the international laws and their fate will be determined by the law.”