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Two Spanish female jihadists in refugee camps in Syria repatriated

Two Spanish women, along with several minors married to jihadists, arrived in Spain on Monday night from Syrian refugee camps, police sources confirmed to Europa Press.

They are Yolanda Martinez, who has four children, and Luna Fernandez, who came to Spain with nine children. They are in police custody and are awaiting extradition to the national court.

There is a third wife of the jihadist who has not been found and therefore has not yet been returned by the Spanish authorities.

In November, the government announced its intention to return Spanish women linked to Islamic State militants. Before the summer, a foreign ministry official visited Islamic State-linked Spanish women staying in refugee camps in northern Syria to make arrangements for their eventual repatriation to Spain.

The official traveled to Al Holi and Al Roj camps to “interview the Spanish nationals who were there” and “create conditions for the repatriation to continue once security conditions are met.”

The government’s decision to finally repatriate Spaniards in both camps comes amid massive repatriations by many Western countries, including France and Germany, in recent months.

In September 2019, the National Court issued an international arrest warrant for four women – three Spaniards and one Moroccan – who were in Syria, the country where they traveled to join the ranks of the Islamic State, and who expressed their desire to return to Spain. . At that time, these women had 17 minors under their care.

Source: El Diario





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