Iraq says handed over 4 women, 27 children suspected of ISIS ties to Russia

An Iraqi soldier next to a wall painted with the black flag used by ISIS militants, during a battle with ISIS militants near Arabi neighborhood, north of Mosul, Iraq. (Reuters)

Iraq has handed over to Russia four women and 27 children suspected of having ties to the ISIS group, local television broadcaster Al-Sumaria quoted the foreign ministry as saying on Thursday.

“Iraq has returned to Russia 27 children and four women who were tricked into joining Daesh,” the ministry spokesman told reporters, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52