Isil fighters could be tried at Nuremberg-style tribunal if UK and other countries won’t take them

The Islamic State’s foreign fighters could be tried in a Nuremberg-style international tribunal if Britain and other countries refuse to bring them home, the Kurdish government in Syria has told The Telegraph.

While the military campaign against the caliphate is nearing an end, Western countries and their Kurdish allies are locked in a standoff over the fate of thousands of foreign fighters and wives who are now in Kurdish custody.

The Kurds have demanded foreign countries repatriate their citizens and imprison them at home, but Britain and other states have been resisting the call because of the legal difficulties in prosecuting them.

In an effort to break the impasse, Kurdish authorities are…