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Five children of French IS fighters return home from northeast Syria

AFP
Paris
The French government said Friday it had repatriated five orphaned children of French militants’ from camps in northeast Syria, where a five-year offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group is drawing to a bloody close.
The children, aged five or under, were flown home in a military aircraft and placed under medical supervision, the foreign ministry said.
“The decision was taken in view of the situation of these very young children, who are particularly vulnerable,” the foreign ministry said, adding that the government was in touch with their French relatives.
The government thanked the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Kurdish-led outfit which has spearheaded the fight against IS, with backing from a US-led coalition, “for their cooperation, which made this outcome possible.”

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