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Islamic State families moved to site north of Mosul, Iraq confirms

Islamic State families moved to site north of Mosul, Iraq confirms

REUTERS – MAHER CHMAYTELLI AND RAYA JALABI

About 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants have been moved to a new site north of Mosul, Iraqi authorities confirmed on Monday, dismissing the concerns of aid organizations, who were not warned about the move.

“They were transported to a safe location with better services, in Tal Keif, under the supervision of the Iraqi forces and specialised committees,” said an Iraqi military statement.

Foreign aid officials in Iraq said on Sunday they were “gravely concerned” about the families, who had been held by Iraq since Aug. 30 in the Hammam al-Alil transit camp, south of Mosul.

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