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09th Mar 2019

An Irish woman has been detained in Syria over alleged membership of ISIS

Rebecca O'Keeffe

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She wishes to return to Ireland with her infant child.

It has been reported that an Irish woman is being detained in Syria.

The female member of the Irish Defence Forces has been held over alleged membership of ISIS.

According to The Sun, the woman is an Irish passport holder, and left the Irish defence forces a number of years ago.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said:

“The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is aware of reports of an Irish citizen detained in northern Syria.”

“Appropriate consular assistance is provided to all Irish citizens where it is possible to do so.”

It has also been reported that the woman has an infant child, and wishes to return to Ireland.

Two weeks ago, Leo Varadkar said that Irish citizens fighting for ISIS would be allowed back into the country.