2 Canadian Terrorists Surrender to US-Backed Forces in Syria, Pretend to be Victims and Want to Come Back
Two Canadian women have surrendered to U.S.-backed forces after fleeing the last patch of ISIS territory in Syria, amid debate over how Ottawa should deal with such detainees.
“I believe in Sharia wherever Sharia is,” a 28-year-old from Toronto, who gave her name as Dure Ahmed, told CNN. She said she did not regret what she had done.
Another Canadian, who said she was from Alberta, claimed her husband told her that traveling to ISIS territory was obligatory for Muslims. “I was just trying to be an obedient wife,” she said.
On Friday, France 24 reported a 46-year-old Canadian had also arrived at a local camp. She told a reporter she thought ISIS was doing “good” things.
Prof. Alexandra Bain, the director of Families Against Violent Extremism, said two Canadian women contacted her last weekend from the ISIS-held town of Baghuz and she encouraged them to surrender to the SDF.
“I explained that pretty much anywhere they would run to, they’d end up getting picked up by either the Kurds or the Iraqis,” Bain told Global News.