Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are holding thousands of women and children in overflowing camps after clearing ISIL’s last foothold in Syria in March [File: Rodi Said/Reuters]

Two US women with ties to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) and six children have been repatriated from northeast Syria at the request of the United States government, Kurdish-led authorities told Reuters news agency on Wednesday

Abdulkarim Omar, cochair of foreign relations in the Kurdish-led region, said the eight individuals were due to arrive in the US on Wednesday. Omar did not identify the women and children involved, but said they were being returned “without any pressure or coercion”.

It is the second such repatriation from Syria after a woman and four children

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