ERBIL — A special delegation from Belgium has been sent to the Syrian Kurdistan from where children of Islamic State (IS) parents will be prepared for repatriation.
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced the plan on Thursday when he pointed out that many of those children were living in dire conditions while held with their Belgian mothers under detention.
"We run the risk of things getting completely out of control that any follow-up will be impossible," De Croo announced.
"Return requests will be studied case-by-case based on three criteria: the child's interest, the danger he or she might pose to order and security, and the effects of the return process,” he added.
Concerning the Belgian jihadists of IS who had previously been sentenced in absentia by the Belgian judiciary, De Croo said they would be imprisoned upon their return.