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US forces have quietly sent dozens of foreign nationals suspected of being Islamic state fighters from Syria to stand trial in Iraq , showing the international complexity of dealing with foreign jihadists , the fate of thousands of I. S. fighters court in Syria remains unresolved in twenty eighteen and late twenty seventeen at the roughly thirty men were transferred to a rock off to being captured by US backed Syrian democratic forces , that's according to Iraqi court files US detention recklezz intelligence and judicial sources and people close to the matter eight of them have been convicted for their roles in I. S. three from Germany Belgium and Australia sentenced to death and five from France Egypt and Morocco hundred life sentences for of the convicted men say they were tortured in prison , the UN special rapporteur for human rights will countering terrorism set the quote sub contraction of trials can only be described as an abrogation of responsibility , Iraq's counterterrorism service however says the detainees were not transferred to the custody from Syria in twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen uns denies the torture claims the U. S. is Central Command declined to comment on the findings but knowledge the challenges posed by detainees captured by Kurdish militias whose authority is not recognized internationally the STF is spearheaded by the Kurdish YPG Melissa , the US is pressing its European allies to take back the nationals from among more than two thousand suspected foreign fighters , captured during the final battles to destroy the group's self declared caliphate earlier this year , talks have been held in Baghdad on a possible both transfer of prisoners from Syria to be prosecuted in Iraq western diplomats and US and Iraqi officials say , but while there is no common policy in Europe on how to handle detained foreign fighters Iraq has shown it is willing to prosecute