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Syria's Kurds call for int'l court to try IS jihadists

Syria's Kurds yesterday called for an international court to be set up in the country to try suspected Islamic State group jihadists following the announced fall of their "caliphate".

IS imposed its brutal interpretation of Islam on millions living in the proto-state that it declared across a large swathe of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014. The extremists stand accused of carrying out numerous crimes including mass executions, kidnappings and rape.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces on Saturday announced the end of the "caliphate" after defeating IS jihadists in the eastern village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border.

Kurdish-led forces have detained thousands of suspected IS fighters in more than four years battling the jihadists, including around 1,000 foreigners.

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