Norway’s government nears crisis over return of former ISIS member: 'The terrorist won'

Fox News | 1/16/2020 | Adam Shaw
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There have been many crucial victories against the so-called ISIS 'caliphate'in 2019, including defeat in its final swath of Syrian territory in March and the killing of its shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seven months later. However, the resilience of the Islamic terrorist group means not only has it not dissipated completely, but it is likely to remain a forceful threat into 2020.

Norway seems headed to a political crisis after one of the members of the ruling coalition threatened to quit over the government's decision to bring back a woman who joined Islamic State — a move that could lead to the government falling.

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According to Norway’s VG, the family – a 29-year-old woman and two children – was moved from northern Syria to Iraq in preparation for them to be moved and repatriated back into Norway. One of the children, 5 years old, is believed to be seriously ill.

According to The Local, the woman is described as Pakistani and traveled to Syria in 2013 before marrying a Norwegian jihadist who was killed during fighting. NRK reports that the woman will be arrested and charged with participating in a terrorist organization upon her arrival.

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“We sincerely ask that all actors respect the absolute protection of the children,” the woman’s lawyer said in a statement to VG. "It is the mother and family's urge that the children's travel to, and meeting with Norway, take place as gently and with dignity as possible. We will answer the questions the public is entitled to know about, but for the sake of the safety and need for the protection of the children, mother and other actors involved, we maintain that...
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