Kurds want an international court to try ISIS foreign fighters
Kurdish Syrian fighters that defeated and removed ISIS fighter from their last strongholds called for an international tribunal to prosecute hundreds of foreigners rounded up in the nearly five-year campaign against the extremist group.
The administration affiliated with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said such a tribunal is needed “for justice to take its course,” particularly after countries have refused to bring home their detained nationals. The SDF has captured more than 1,000 foreign fighters, including many from Western countries.
Reacting to the proposal, Jim Jeffrey, U.S. special envoy for Syria and the anti-IS coalition, said this was not currently the priority whilst Germany’s Foreign Ministry said that setting up such a tribunal would raise many political and legal issues, which would require careful evaluation by the international community.