This came in a statement by a spokesman for the Foreign Relations Department in the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (DAA), Kamal Akef, he explained the fact that the agreement between the DAA and the Iraqi government and said:
"Some of the sites and media outlets have circulated information about an agreement with the Iraqi side regarding the subject of the detainees of Daesh organization and their families who are held by the Autonomous Administration. As we emphasize the unreliability of this news, we officially announce a meeting between an official delegation from the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Department of Foreign Relations the Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria where they discussed the situation of the Iraqi refugees who have been in the DAA's areas for years. The refugees' number exceeds 30,000 and they have no relation to Daesh terrorist organization living in al-Hol camp and other areas. In the framework of the discussion, some 4,000 people, including children and women, and those who wish to return to Iraq voluntarily registered their names. The delegation received the list of names, and those who did not register, there will be no pressure on them and are dealt with by DAA in accordance with covenants and international conventions.