UK can’t just ‘jail ji­hadis’

Daily Star - - NEWS -

DE­FENCE Sec­re­tary Ben Wal­lace has said it may not be pos­si­ble to con­vict Is­lamic State fight­ers and their fam­i­lies who fled Bri­tain for Syria – even if they were re­turned to the UK.

Speak­ing at a fringe event, he said: “I can’t just swoop into a coun­try and grab some­one.

“We don’t have an ex­tra­di­tion treaty with the Syr­ian regime.

“Even if we did, you might not be able to con­vict them – and then let’s see how many peo­ple want ji­hadis to live next door to them.”

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