Dominic Raab Foreign Secretary has confirmed that a group of British orphans will be returning to the UK from the enclave which was formerly under the control of the Islamic State (Isis). Dr. the co-chair of the foreign relations commission in north Syria Dr. Abdulkarim Omar tweeted yesterday that the children had been ‘handed over to a delegation representing the British foreign ministry’.
He posted a photo of himself with Martin Longden, the UK’s special representative for Syria, and added that the ‘three British orphans were from ISIS parents’.
The government had previously said it would not be allowing British citizens trapped in the ISIS enclave to return. However, Dominic Raab last month told MPs that as long as there was ‘no security threat’, children rescued from the fighting in northern Syria could be allowed to return home.
Mr. Raab said last night: ‘These innocent, orphaned, children should never have been subjected to the horrors of war. ‘We have facilitated their returning home because it was the best thing to do. Now they must be allowed the privacy and given the support to return to a normal life.’ An NGO “Save the Children” has estimated that at least 60 British children are trapped in northern Syria in ‘dreadful conditions’, with many under five years old.
In last week, it was reported that Priti Patel British home secretary and other ministers blocked a rescue operation in October to bring some Children home over ‘security worry.’ Read Here