Losing Control Over Returnees?

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For years, European governments have expressed their reluctance to see these foreign fighters return to their countries, with some officials going as far as to say that they would be “better dead than back”.  They may soon be forced to make a decision regarding how to repatriate these foreign fighters—or not even have the luxury of a choice if they escape. From a security perspective, the organization of a “controlled” repatriation of European nationals—men, women and children—looks to be the least bad option and could be coupled with prosecution in Iraqi courts at a later date for those who committed atrocities in Iraq.

Thomas Renard, Rik Coolsaet (Lawfare)