Put 800 Captured ISIS Terrorists On Trial: Trump To European Allies

Donald Trump calls on Europe to take back Islamic State foreign fighters captured in Syria

Belgian Minister: safe zones in Syria 'possible' as US asks for European support

At the height of the group's power in 2014, the group controlled almost a third of both Iraq and Syria.

The offensive is now taking place in Baghouz Al-Fawqani town located in eastern Syria, said Commander Chia Kobani, head of operations for the SDF, CNN reported.

"There have been some lapses in the battle as we continue to see hundreds of civilians still attempting to flee", coalition spokesman, Col. Sean Ryan, told VOA via email Saturday.

The IS fighters are being held by the Kurdish-led forces.

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A former head of the British army has said Donald Trump is right to say British Islamic State fighters held in Syria should be brought back to the United Kingdom because they are the UK's responsibility. However, since 2017, the group has been losing hold on major territories in both countries to US-backed military forces.

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Allies have been alarmed by the Trump administration's decision to withdraw USA troops.

"The US does not want to watch these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, where is where they are expected to go".

What did Mr Trump announce?

"We are in discussion to see if it is possible to organize a safe zone in the northeast part of Syria", he said, "taking into account the last decision of the United States administration to organize the withdrawal from Syria".

US-backed Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces say they've cornered the last remaining fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in a village near the Iraqi border. "We do so much, and spend so much, time for others to step and do the job that they are capable of doing", he tweeted.

Trump has sworn to pull US forces from Syria after Islamic State's territorial defeat, raising concerns in Paris and other European capitals that jihadists from their countries could disperse and try to return to their home countries.

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Begum, now 19, resurfaced this week at a refugee camp in Syria where she gave an interview to the Times of London saying she didn't regret her decision, but wanted to come home.

Berlin wants to "consult with France and Britain. over how to proceed", he said.

Ms. Begum's comments set off a fierce debate in Britain about the country's obligations to a woman who was lured as a 15-year-old student to marry into the Islamic State. The home secretary appears to have been advised that he may be able to because Begum's mother holds a Bangladeshi passport.

'The welfare of Shamima's unborn baby is of paramount concern to our family, and we will do everything within our power to protect that baby who is entirely blameless in these events, ' they said in the statement. He warned that anyone who had traveled to support terrorism against the British government's advice would, upon returning, be "questioned, investigated and potentially prosecuted for committing terrorist offenses".

The Belgian government was taken off guard by the tweeted ultimatum, with justice minister Koen Geens accusing Trump of blindsiding his European allies with his demand.

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