British child in Syria rescued from Islamic state

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Officials of the United Kingdom have rescued a British child from Syria as part of its efforts to help unaccompanied or orphaned minors caught up in the fallout from the conflict with Islamic State.

According to report, a repatriation team left Syria with the child on Tuesday

The rescue mission was led by Martin Longden, the UK’s Syria envoy.

Further details about the child’s identity cannot be reported for legal reasons.

The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab last year said that UK would take “the necessary and secure steps” to repatriate minors who are unaccompanied or whose parents have been killed.

In a statement he said, “These are children who have experienced the worst horrors of war and bringing them home is the right thing to do,” he said.

It is understood that there are more British minors in these displacement camps.

A high-profile case is of two men from the UK who are accused of being part of an IS kidnap and hostage-killing group dubbed the Beatles.

The US is seeking to put Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh on trial. The men are currently being held by US forces in Iraq.

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