Berlin ready to fetch ‘IS’ German children after court case
03 June 2019 | 1:12 pm
German media reported Berlin has signaled readiness to retrieve children of Islamic State adherents from Syria. Two girls, aged four and almost two, lost their mother, originally from Germany, when Baghouz was captured.
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