The Iraqi city of Mosul was freed from the grip of the so-called Islamic State last year, but the victory came at a huge cost. Many children were orphaned in the fighting.
During the IS occupation of Iraq's Mosul, secret sessions were held for women to exorcise demons — despite the IS deeming them black magic and banning any alternative religious practices. DW's Judit Neurink reports.
Some 300 babies worldwide die every day due to the effects of war, Save the Children has estimated in an analysis focused on 2017. About one in five children — or 420 million total — were living conflict zones.
German IS fighters, along with their wives and children, are in the custody of Syrian Kurdish authorities. The end of the IS "caliphate" and US plans to withdraw from Syria have made dealing with these detainees urgent.
Moscow is transporting Russian children of "Islamic State" fighters back to their homeland from Iraq. A group of 30 children left Baghdad on a special flight, accompanied by Russian doctors, psychologists, and rescuers.
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