Thousands of children are being detained in camps and prisons across eastern Syria, Iraq and Libya. Some were captured fleeing ISIL territory with their mothers, others were orphaned and many were born to foreign parents. While several countries have taken action to repatriate minors who were either trained by or born to ISIL fighters, others say the children could pose a security risk if allowed to return. Rights groups, though, say the children have experienced significant trauma and should not be used as political pawns or punished for circumstances beyond their control. Relief agencies have also raised concerns about the...
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