U.S. Transfers Widow of ISIS Oil Chief to Iraqi Kurds
Newsweek - 08/07/2015
Max Abrahms, professor of political science at Northeastern University and member at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that the decision not to bring Sayyaf back to the United States or even to the Baghdad government, who officially control Iraq’s sovereign territory, was questionable.
Normally, “either the person would be brought to the United States or released,” Abrahms says. “Why they would give [a hostage] to a third party is beyond me,” adding that he does not support “giving terrorists second chances.”