Shadow home affairs minister says window of opportunity closing after Turkish invasion of Kurdish areas led to warnings of breakouts at Isis camps

Kristina Keneally has warned the window to bring home Australians held in prisons and camps in northern Syria is closing, arguing the government has a moral duty to repatriate women and children taken to formerly Islamic State-controlled territories against their will.

The shadow home affairs minister made the comments on Sunday, after the sudden withdrawal of US troops and the Turkish invasion of Kurdish-dominated areas led to warnings Kurdish troops will abandon Isis prisons and the expectation of a breakout from a camp at al-Hawl, home to about 60,000 women and children with links to Isis.

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