Canadian officials have shown little interest in repatriating Canadian nationals who are imprisoned among former Islamic State fighters in Kurdish-run prisons in Syria. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) still hold over 10,000 members of the extremist group, including around 2,000 foreign nationals. The SDF has appealed for the foreign fighters to be repatriated and placed on trial in their home countries, but these requests have largely been ignored. Canada has repatriated only a few women and children, due to concerns of importing terrorism onto Canadian soil. The US has repatriated all its citizens known to have traveled to Syria and Iraq.