US pushes for home countries to take back detainees in Syria

U. S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to raise the issue during a meeting in Rome this week with other members of the coalition that is fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. "We're working with the coalition on foreign fighter detainees, and generally expect these detainees to return to their country of origin for disposition," said Kathryn Wheelbarger, the principal deputy assistant defense secretary for international security affairs. While officials say that Guantanamo is not a viable option for the two British insurgents, questions remain about any potential use of the facility.

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