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Russia lashes out at West for refusing to take back IS fighters

AP  |  Moscow 

A top Russian has lashed out at Western countries for refusing to take back foreign-born militants who have been fighting in and

at a briefing on Friday accused Western nations of trying to "get rid" of their own citizens by refusing to repatriate their nationals who were fighting alongside the Islamic State group in and

The issue of foreign-born IS fighters has become acute as the once sprawling territory controlled by the extremists has shrunk to a small enclave and both and face a post-war future.

Zakharova also said that the detention facilities where foreign-born fighters are held should be handed over to the

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 20:15 IST