Canada is set to repatriate 23 of its citizens currently detained in camps for ISIL (ISIS) family members in northeastern Syria, according to officials and lawyers representing the citizens.
The repatriation, which represents the largest group of ISIL family members repatriated to Canada at one, was determined in two actions on Friday.
First, the foreign ministry said it had decided to repatriate six Canadian women and 13 infants who had been living in the locked camps.
Later, a federal court ruled that four men seeking repatriation as part of that group must also be sent back to Canada.
“I’ve spoken to the parents and they’re really, really happy,” said lawyer Barbara Jackman, who is representing one of the men.