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Christian Leuprecht: What to do with suspected Canadian ISIS fighters and their families detained in Syria?

Friday, 15 February 2019
CBC Online

 

The Canadian government should have seen this coming, says international security expert Christian Leuprecht.

The Royal Military College professor says Canada could have planned for what to do when its own citizens — ISIS members, their wives and children — were captured or surrendered on the battlefield in Syria.

"For years, governments of both political stripes had the opportunity to anticipate that we were going to find ourselves in this position and instead ... just kind of hoped the issue would go away," said Leuprecht, who also teaches at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont.

Now, as a result of the U.S.'s planned withdrawal from Syria, there's some urgency to the question of what to do with Canadians detained in the war-torn country.

To read the full article go to: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/isis-canadians-syria-prosecutions-1.501...

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