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Should Canadian ISIS members be allowed to return home?

Two Canadian women have surrendered to US-backed forces after spending years in ISIS-controlled territory. Journalist Michelle Shephard explains the prospects of repatriation for Canadians who join overseas extremist groups.
Conflict between between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS militants has prompted civilizans to flee the frontline Syrian village of Baghuz, where the Canadian women (not pictured) said they were. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

Two Canadian women have surrendered to US-backed forces after spending years in ISIS-controlled territory. Journalist Michelle Shephard made a documentary about a similar case last year. She says repatriation is a thorny subject for the Canadian government. "It really feels like the Canadian policy has been not to have a policy," says Shephard. 

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