ICCT in the Media: Teun van Dongen on the IS prison attack

On 14 February, Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead Teun van Dongen was invited to comment on the attack on an IS prison in northeast Syria in an interview with Mondiaal Nieuws. Teun emphasised the complex situation in Syria and the lack of a strong authority in the country. He also highlighted that the attack should be considered a wake-up call for European countries to repatriate their citizens and prosecute them in their countries of origin.

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Related Readings:

Mehra, T. The Repatriation of Five Women and their Children from Syria: A Turning Point in the Netherlands? Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 11 February 2022

Mehra, T. and Paulussen, C. The Repatriation of Foreign Fighters and Their Families: Options, Obligations, Morality and Long-Term Thinking. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 6 March 2019.

Mehra, T. and Wentworth, M. New Kid on the Block: Prosecution of ISIS Fighters by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 16 March 2021.

Paulussen, C., Cuyckens, H., and Fortin, K. The Prosecution of Foreign Fighters under International Humanitarian Law: Misconceptions and Opportunities. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 13 December 2019.