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ICRC says has more ‘cooperative’ access to detained Islamic State families

Raya Jalabi reports for Reuters:

The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday it had “increasingly cooperative” access to families of suspected Islamic State militants whose safety in detention has been a focus of concern for foreign aid agencies.

More than 1,000 wives and children have been held in Iraq since the defeat of Islamic State militants in August 2017, and some of the women have gone on trial for joining Islamic State.

Foreign aid agencies said last year they were “gravely concerned” about the fate of the families.

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