Montenegro Not Actively Seeking Return of Fighters’ Families in Syria

A handful of wives and children of Montenegrins who joined Islamic State remain in camps in Syria, with no official requests made for their repatriation.
Authorities in Montenegro say they have not received any requests for the repatriation of the wives and children of Montenegrin citizens who fought with Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, meaning at least three women and three children remain in camps in Syria.

According to the country’s interior minister, since 2012 some 31 Montenegrin citizens have left to join foreign wars, 26 on the side of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and five in support of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Six died in Syria and one in detention in Turkey.

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