According to a newspaper report, the German government is examining to bring German IS supporters back to Germany with the help of the Red Cross and Syrian Kurds. This is reported by the newspapers of the Funke-Mediengruppe, citing the response of the Foreign Office to a request from the left. „The Federal Government is carefully examining all options for a possible return of German nationals to Germany,“ the newspapers quote from this response.
Accordingly, the Attorney General is currently investigating 14 Germans in Syria accused of membership of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), including 13 men and one woman. According to the report, at least 35 alleged German IS supporters are currently in captivity of the Kurds in Syria, including ten men, ten women and 15 children.
Since Germany currently has no foreign representation in Syria other than in Iraq, the government could, according to the report, ask Red Cross workers or representatives of the Kurdish autonomous regions to transport the suspects to the Syrian-Iraqi border.