2,500 foreign children in northeast Syria camps: charity

February 21, 2019

his picture taken on February 20, 2019 shows a truck carrying children as a convoy of vehicles led by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) transported fighters believed to be surrendering members of Islamic State (IS) group and their families out of IS’s last holdout of Baghouz in Syria’s northern Deir Ezzor province. – A convoy of trucks evacuated dozens of people from the Islamic State group’s last Syria redoubt, bringing US-backed forces closer to retaking the final patch of their 2014 “caliphate”. The implosion of the jihadist proto-state which once spanned swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq has left Western nations grappling with how to handle citizens who left to join IS. (AFP)

More than 2,500 foreign children from 30 countries who have fled the Islamic State group's last redoubts are living in desperate conditions in camps in northeastern Syria, Save the Children said Thursday.