Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Alabama woman who left the U.S. to join ISIS is not an American citizen and won't be allowed to return.This follows a tweet from President Trump in which he said he’d directed Pompeo to keep her out. She is currently in a refugee camp.
In a statement, Pompeo says that to begin with Hoda Muthana has no rights to expect it. “She does not have any legal basis, no valid US passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States,” he explains. “We continue to strongly advise all US citizens not to travel to Syria.” Her family says different. They claim she was born in New Jersey in 1994 – and left the U.S. in 2014 to join ISIS in Syria.
Meanwhile, civilians are streaming out of the last ISIS stronghold in eastern Syria. There are reports that a convoy of at least ten trucks carrying men, women and children left the ISIS territory this morning near the border with Iraq. A spokesman for the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said they are working on the evacuation of civilians, but didn't have an accurate number on how many were in the convoy.
Source: The Guardian