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Prime Minister Juha Sipilä. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Finland doesn’t want to take back Isis fighters captured in Syria by the US-backed forces.

According to US President Donald Trump, there are 800 captured Isis fighters in Syria, and they should be sent to European countries and put on trial.

Trump made his request, which actually is a demand, in a tweet on Sunday, February 17:

The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 ISIS fighters that we captured in Syria and put them on trial. The Caliphate is ready to fall. The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them……..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019

On Sunday, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä was asked during Prime Minister’s Interview Hour, a radio show at national broadcaster YLE, if Finland should agree to Trump’s demands.

“We don’t know if there are any Finns in the group referred by Trump and we have no interest in receiving Isis prisoners from Syria, Sipilä said.

Editorial Team