The US president has repeatedly criticised Germany, France, and other European countries whose citizens joined the Islamist terrorist group, fought in the Middle East, and were captured, for their reluctance to take them back. As the complicated issue remains unresolved, he resumed his threats to release the alleged jihadists.
US President Donald Trump has threatened to set prisoners from Europe who joined Daesh* in Syria and Iraq free at the EU’s borders if they refuse to take back the captives. According to the American commander-in-chief, after the US defeated the so-called caliphate, Washington has “thousands of prisoners of war, ISIS fighters” who are European nationals, but these countries are refusing to cooperate. He singled out France and Germany when speaking on the matter.