Tajik Children Repatriated From Iraq After Mothers Charged With IS Membership
Eighty-four children of women imprisoned in Iraq for joining Islamic State were repatriated to Tajikistan on April 30, local media reported, citing officials.
Forty-three Tajik women and their 95 children were imprisoned in Iraq, according to the report.
While 84 of their children arrived on the FlyErbil airplane on Tuesday night, another 11 remained in Iraqi prisons.
According to official statistics, 1,900 people left Tajikistan to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since 2014, the report said.
This footage was published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and shows children arriving at Dushanbe International Airport.
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