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Russia Repatriates Scores of IS Children from Iraq

The Russian government has taken back another group of children of Russian nationality whose parents belonged to the Islamic State (IS) and were killed or arrested in Iraq.

“Twenty-seven Russian children have been repatriated from Baghdad” France 24 quoted a statement by an official from Russian Foreign Ministry.

The fathers of the children have reportedly been killed while fighting alongside IS against the Iraqi army. Their mothers were later arrested over their membership in the jihadist group.

In late December, Russia repatriated thirty other children from Iraq.

The Kremlin announced in early January that 115 Russian children aged below ten — along with eight aged between 11 and 17 — were still in Iraq. Source