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Turkey repatriates 12 ISIL militants to Finland: report

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Turkey has repatriated 12 Finnish detainees from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group, the Interior Ministry announced, part of an ongoing process of sending jihadist captives back to their countries of origin, Al-Monitor reported.

“Extradition of foreign terrorist fighters continues. In this context, 12 Finnish nationals were flown back to their countries,” the ministry said in a May 31 tweet.

The ministry did not specify whether the Finns were men, women or children.

Turkey began repatriating foreign jihadists in November of last year, mostly to Europe. Those repatriated include fighters from Germany, France, Ireland and Denmark. Ankara also deported an ISIL fighter to the United States as well that same month.

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