Three children of Islamic State members arrive in Germany
The German government has transferred three children of the children of Islamic State militants to Frankfurt from the Iraqi city Erbil, a German federal police spokesman said on Tuesday.
This is the first time that the German government has sent the children of ISIS militants back into the country amid a heated debate over how to deal with the return of militants and their children following the collapse of the armed organization.
The police spokesman said the transfer of children was conducted under the supervision of social workers and child protection services, but declined to give further details due to considerations regarding privacy regulations.
Sources told Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) that two of the children were two sisters (two years old and four years old), accompanied by their grandmother at Erbil airport, in addition to a 7-year-old child who was also accompanied by his grandmother.
According to the German Foreign Ministry, four children including a sick child were handed over to the German consulate staff in Erbil on Monday.