War in Syria. A woman with a child. Photo: REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

14 September 2020, 11:05

Eleven North-Caucasian children returned from Syria handed over to relatives

Relatives in Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) received the eleven children returned from the Middle East. Four other children from the Astrakhan Region, Dagestan and Chechnya remain in hospital.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that at night on September 9, 15 children from the Astrakhan Region, Dagestan, KBR and Chechnya were brought to the Moscow Region from Syria. The age of the children is from one to 17 years, including two paralyzed children and others with shrapnel wounds, who were hospitalized, said Anna Kuznetsova, the Ombudsperson for Children's Rights under the Russian President.

Today, 11 out of the 15 children taken out of the Syrian refugee camps Al-Hol and Rozh have been handed over to their relatives, the Ombudsperson's press service has informed.

According to Anna Kuznetsova, the children were handed over to their relatives from Dagestan and KBR. "But four children from Chechnya, Astrakhan Region and Dagestan are still in hospital – nothing threatens their lives; we'll visit them in the near future and discuss their further treatment with doctors," Ms Kuznetsova's press service quotes her as saying.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 13, 2020 at 05:42 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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