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Moscow receives a plane carrying 30 ISIS children coming from Iraq

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A still shot of children dressed for battle from a video released by ISIS
Thirty children of foreign ISIS fighters left Iraq Sunday on a flight heading to Russia, according to the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who arranged their return.

“Several minutes ago, a special flight took off from Baghdad’s international airport and now is heading for Moscow. It is carrying 30 children who were kept at prisons in Iraq until today,” Kadyrov announced on his Telegram channel on Sunday, according to Russia’s TASS news agency. 

“Twenty-four of them are from Dagestan, three are from Chechnya and the rest are from Moscow and Penza,” he added. 

More than 100 women and children from Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan have already been brought home through the Chechen authorities, TASS reported. 

Kadyrov is leading Russia’s efforts to bring their children nationals home from Iraq and Syria, under instructions from President Vladimir Putin. 

It is not immediately clear where are the parents of the 30 children who are flying to Moscow. 

Iraqi courts have handed down a number of death sentences and life imprisonment to foreign women convicted of joining ISIS fighters, including some Russians.
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