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By Linda Givetash
LONDON – President Donald Trump called on European countries to take back the captured fighters of the Islamic State on Saturday, as opposed to those of the US in Syria supported forces were included in the US The final piece of the extremist group.
"The United States is calling on Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back and prosecute over 800 IS fighters captured in Syria," Trump continued Twitter .
"The caliphate is ready to fall," he added.
After years of worldwide efforts to fight the group, the US-backed Syrian Democratic forces have cornered militants left behind in a village near Iraq's border, under attack from all sides.
The latest attack was extended because ISIS fighters used civilians as human shields, SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali told NBC News.
"In the days to come in a very short time, we will spread the good news to the world of the military end of Daesh," he said on Saturday with the Arabic abbreviation for Islamic State.
Trump announced in December that US troops would leave Syria, a sudden political turn that blinded both US allies and many in Washington
He reiterated this stance on Saturday and urged European countries to do so on doing more while the US retreats, and suggests that the captured fighters would otherwise be released.
"The US does not want to see these ISIS fighters pervading Europe where they are expected to go," Trump warned.
Even before Trump's tweets lose the potential threat that ISIS leaves as soon as they are final The stranglehold on territory had one in Europe Hit a nerve.
On the front page of the British Telegraph newspaper on Sunday, the headline featured "800 jihadis ready to unleash Isil in the West."
NBC News recently reported that France is speeding up plans To end its military involvement in Syria, it is considering hauling captured foreign ISIS fighters out of the country and worrying that an American withdrawal from the battlefield would make the Liberated Territories unstable make the capture impossible.
"Syrian Democratic Forces is currently detaining foreign terrorist fighters, including French nationals, in northeastern Syria," Foreign Ministry spokesman Agnès Von Der Mühll said
. However, the number of detainees added that the French government was considering "American decisions" explored all possibilities to prevent these potentially dangerous people from fleeing or dispersing. "
Law enforcement agencies around the world have been working to exchange information about captured fighters and terrorist suspects, often via Interpol, the global one Law enforcement organization headquartered in France.
Thousands of foreigners were lured to the Middle East as they joined the militant movement in 2014 and took control of vast territories in Syria and Iraq.
But accepting and prosecuting returnees who have committed crimes is not an easy task. Not all Westerners who joined the group were fighters, and the depth of their involvement is not always clear.
Earlier this week, it became known that British teenager Shamima Begum was now pregnant in a refugee camp and after an escape route wanted to go home to Syria to join the IS in order to pursue a heated public debate about whether she and others like they can be rehabilitated.
The news on Sunday that Begum allegedly gave birth to the baby she claimed did not get separated when she returns to the UK could complicate matters further.
"Someone who has spent a lot of time in the caliphate is likely to be radicalized, and women are as capable of committing terrorist acts as men," said NBC News analyst Duncan Gardham of Begum. "It can be a difficult task to make sure that it is not radicalized and that it does not pose a threat."
For those who have committed crimes, consideration must be given to where to detain them – without the risk of radicalizing other inmates – and what to do with them after their release, said Shiraz Maher, director of the International Center for the study of radicalization and political violence at Kings College London, on Thursday in a Tweet Thread .