33 children of Russian Daesh militants return home from Iraq


The Iraqi Foreign Ministry says a group of  33 Russian children of suspected members of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has been repatriated from Baghdad.

The ministry’s spokesman, Ahmad al-Sahhaf in a statement released on Monday, announced that the repatriation of the 33 children came after coordination with the Russian embassy in Iraq.

Sahhaf added that more efforts are underway to facilitate the return of Daesh militants’ children to their home countries, with the assistance of competent authorities from the Supreme Judicial Council, Ministry of Justice as well as the security service.

He said Iraqi authorities have already deported 473 children of foreign members of the Daesh terrorist group to their home countries.

Shortly after its sudden appearance in mid-2014, the notorious terrorist group overran vast swathes of territory in northern Syria and northern and western Iraq.

In late 2017, former Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Daesh following a three-year war that ended with the fall of Mosul, the group’s last remaining stronghold in Iraq.



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