Kyrgyzstan begins to return its citizens from Syria and Iraq

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Kyrgyzstan has begun working to return the children of its citizens involved in crimes for fighting the Islamic State and subjecting them to rehabilitation programs.

In a statement issued on Friday, the Kyrgyz intelligence service said that President Soronbay Genbekov had ordered the return of the country’s citizens living in camps for displaced people in Iraq and Syria.

The statement added that priority will be given to return of children and boys, while parents will be brought to Kyrgyzstan after investigations.

According to the same source, the number of Kyrgyz citizens in Syria and Iraq between 500 to a thousand people.


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