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Iraq handed almost 200 ISIS children to Turkey

Iraq handed almost 200 ISIS children to Turkey

May 29, 2019 » Kids Under Fire »

Iraq has handed to Turkey 188 children of that were left behind by Islamic State fighters, in the presence of government officials from both countries.

Iraq has handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members to Turkey in the presence of government officials from both countries and UNICEF, a judiciary spokesman says.

“The central investigations court which is responsible for the terrorism file and foreign suspects has handed the Turkish side 188 children left behind by Daesh terrorists in Iraq,” said Judge Abdul Sattar Birqdar.

He added that the figure included “a small percentage” who had “come of age” and had been convicted with illegally crossing the border and served out their sentences. Children can be held responsible for crimes in Iraq starting the age of nine.

Source: SBS

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