Opinion

Australians trapped in Syria need government's help

By Elaine Pearson
October 13 2020 - 1:00pm
Australia has not assisted in repatriation of its citizens since it helped eight children return in June 2019. Picture: Shutterstock

Earlier this month, the US government announced it had "brought back every American supporter of ISIS known to be held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against whom we have charges" from northeast Syria. The US is calling on "responsible governments" like Australia to do the same. The US military has even created a task force to help countries repatriate detainees.

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