Peter Dutton has ruled out bringing Australian women and children out of the al-Hawl camp in Syria in the short term, as Turkish forces prepare to invade and the women express fear they will be used as 'human shields'
Peter Dutton says some of the women trapped in the al-Hawl camp in Syria are 'as hardcore' as the Islamic State men, and he is in no hurry to bring them home.
Kurdish sources told Sky News Arabia that Turkish planes had bombed targets up to 50 kilometres south of the border. The incursion was deeper into Syrian territory than the 30km "safe zone" Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wanted to establish as part of his 'Operation Peace Spring'.
It's clear from the messages that rumours are circulating in the camp.
"They're freaking coming to use us as human shields. They have built trenches around us. The Turks have told us to dig trenches and they are cutting off the net and cellular data.
Unconfirmed reports in Kurdish media suggested there was a riot and breakout at the al-Hawl camp overnight Australian time.
"The women are noting the activity. They are scared" Mr Dabboussy said.
"I don't think it should come as any surprise to people when we say that we're not going to send our soldiers or our staff through the foreign affairs department or my department into harm's way to rescue people of this nature," he told 2GB Radio.
The first group of Turkish infantry prepare to enter Syria.
"The fact that you made a decision to destroy the lives of your children, that's something you'll have to live with, but my job is to protect kids back here and make sure that Australians are as safe as possible."
"The advice in relation to some of these women is, far from being dragged there by their husband or boyfriend, they've gone willingly and/or they are as hardcore as some of the male terrorists."
ASIO, other security agencies and anti-terror experts have argued that leaving people and their children in a country such as Syria could increase the level of danger for Australians in the long term if they were radicalised and began recruiting Australians online using tactics honed by Islamic State.
A recording attributed to Islamic State's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, last month urged remaining IS fighters to break their "brothers and sisters" out of camps and prisons, saying, "make [an] effort in saving them and destroying the gates that imprison them".
As US forces withdraw and Turkish forces launch their assault, Mr Masri's mother fears the situation is "going to be a bloodbath".
"The Kurds have been stabbed in the back by the US."Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald
'Foreign fighters fighting islamic war could die because they chose to be there' fixed your headline for you. JaneCaro they joined the most evil cult group the world has ever seen. i have no pity at all for them but i certainly have worries for their children who had no part to play in this. An absolute pleasure to read, the justice for all these terrorists.
By design Dutton. The processing delays, the security obfuscation, all designed to ensure AU would not have to behave as a responsible nation state and rely on it's democratic institutions to deal with its citizens good and bad. auspol mateship theBlock Imagine if the government had to bail out every Australian who makes a bad life choice.
Thats what you get for entering a war zone you complete and utter muppets Great.. Says Peter Dutton. Won't have to do paperwork here and put them in Christmas Island with the other 5. Keeps cost down too. I love my job..😎 They gave up the right to be called Australian ...... choices and chances deal with it
These women made their bed and so they can now lie in it. Wanker
Australia won't 'risk lives' to bring ISIS brides and children to safety: Defence MinisterLinda Reynolds says the government 'will not jeopardise the lives of any other Australians' in response to a decision by the US to withdraw troops from parts of Syria. CroweDM fergushunter But we will risk lives to please President Trump? CroweDM fergushunter But what if they are tired of killing people in the desert and are really really sorry ? CroweDM fergushunter 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
Leave the over there!!!! They decided to go there in the first place!!! Pity these Aussie women and children, sacrificed to the barely-literate 2GB audience who believe every Dutton lie. This country is a moral sewer. And if they are slaughtered their blood is on his hands, they are Australian citizens not charged with a single crime, he has to bring them home by law.
MinhKular Evil How could these Australian women and children possibly 'mount' a 'mass casualty event' in a country that doesn't trust its citizens enough to allow gun ownership? By who ? UN ? Stop exaggerating.
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