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Australian children of ISIS fighters rescued from Syria



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Eight Australian children have been rescued from a refugee camp in Syria and are in the care of the Australian government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday.

Aljazeera disclosed that the young people aged between 2 and 18, the children and grandchildren of ISIS fighters crossed the Syrian border into an unnamed Middle Eastern country on Sunday.

Morrison said the eight rescued were now in the care of Australian government officials.

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Morrison said the decision to repatriate the children who will be taken to Australia, was not taken lightly and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) officials had supported the efforts.

Sources have revealed that there are at least 50 other Australian children and women in camps in northeast Syria, including many who are sick and injured, according to non-profit Save the Children, which is working in several camps in northeast Syria.

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