Netherlands repatriates IS women

The Netherlands is bringing 12 Dutch women who joined the terrorist Islamic State group back home from Syria along with their 28 children, according to the Justice and Foreign Ministries.

The women, many of whom were stuck in refugee camps in northern Syria, have been arrested and will face prosecution for terrorism-related crimes.

The Dutch government long refused to bring back the women, arguing that they had travelled to Syria and joined the militant group of their own volition.

A Rotterdam court ruled earlier this year that the suspects needed to be repatriated quickly in order to prosecute them.