June 10, 2019 / 11:01 AM / 2 months ago

Dutch to repatriate two orphans from Syrian camp, government says

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands’ government on Monday confirmed it is repatriating two children of Dutch nationality from a Syrian war camp.

The pair were orphaned children of an Islamic State fighter, the foreign and justice ministers said in a letter to parliament.

Reuters reported the repatriation earlier on Monday, citing Kurdish officials.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; editing by John Stonestreet

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