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Suspected female Islamic State member, children returned to Germany

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: November 24, 2019

BERLIN — German authorities say a 30-year-old woman who allegedly was a member of the Islamic State group has returned to Germany with her three children.

German news agency dpa reported Sunday the woman and children, whose identities were not revealed, arrived Saturday night in Frankfurt from Irbil in Iraq.

It is believed they were in a detention camp in northern Syria.

Authorities said the woman would be investigated among other things for her membership in the ISIS group, but that there was no arrest warrant for her.

Earlier this month, Turkey stepped up the return of suspected foreign ISIS members back to their countries of origin.

Germany has said it will check the background of all suspected Islamic State group members deported back to Germany to assess the risks they pose.

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