22 Nov 2019

Orphaned children from former IS territory back in UK

International Editor

A group of orphaned British children have been brought back home from Syria and reunited with relatives in the UK.

It’s the first time any British citizens have returned from the region, which was formerly controlled by the ISIS jihadi group.

And it’s a move that cabinet members are reported to have previously suggested raised security concerns. Sixty such children are believed to be in northern Syria.