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Foreign IS members’ children in Iraq to undergo DNA tests before returning back to homelands

Children used by the Islamic State to carry out suicide attacks.


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Security sources have said that around 100 children, based in Iraq, will undergo DNA test, the Saudi Al-Arabiya news network reported on Sunday.

According to the sources, complicated biological tests are required to return the children, who are sons of foreign Islamic State members, back to their homelands.

Germany is coordinating along with the Iraqi government on carrying out the DNA tests to prove their kinship to their parents who have German passports, the sources added.

Children for German mother or father who are born outside Germany holds the german citizenship in accordance with the country’s laws that guarantees transferring the nationality to sons.

Last month, the London-based, Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat quoted German press reports saying Germany has protested a death sentence which the Iraqi judiciary issued against a German female suspect of Moroccan origins for affiliation with the Islamic State militants.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the militant group, previously in December, however, observers warn that the group still poses a security threat with sleeper cells.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria. The war against IS has so far displaced at least five million people. Thousands of others fled toward neighboring countries including Syria, Turkey and other European countries, since IS emerged to proclaim its self-styled “caliphate”.


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