Tunisia to repatriate militants’ children from Libya: Red Crescent Jan 24, 2020 0 135 12345 AFPTripoliA Tunisian delegation travelled on Thursday to Libya’s third city Misrata to repatriate children of jihadists killed in 2016 in the North African country, the Libyan Red Crescent said.Six Tunisian children, aged three to 12 years old, along with a dozen others of different nationalities, had for three years been cared for by the charity in Misrata, east of the capital Tripoli.They are the children of jihadists who were killed in 2016 in the coastal Libyan city of Sirte, a former stronghold the Islamic State group.The Red Crescent said they are expected to be repatriated on Thursday.A year ago, Tunisian forensic police took DNA samples from the children to confirm their nationality before evacuating them out of Libya.The pace of the procedure was criticised by NGOs, including Human Rights Watch, which accused Tunisian officials of “dragging their feet” on efforts to repatriate children of Islamic State members. In recent years, Tunisia has been one of the key sources of fighters who headed to conflicts around the world to join ranks with jihadist groups.In 2015, the United Nations said that some 5,000 Tunisians had flocked mainly to Syria and Libya to join the Islamic State, while authorities in Tunis gave a lower figure of 3,000.Many Tunisian fighters who went to Libya joined Islamic State in Sirte, which was seized in December 2016 by forces allied to the Tripoli-based United Nation-recognised Government of National Accord after months of heavy fighting. RELATED ARTICLES Libya’s neighbours in talks in Algiers Jan 24, 2020 0 1489 Russian strikes kill 8 civilians in Syria’s Idlib Jan 24, 2020 0 118 Iraq protester gunned down in second night of violence Jan 24, 2020 0 113 At least six Mali soldiers killed in overnight ambush Bamako: At least six soldiers were killed and several were wounded in an overnight attack in central Mali, the army said on Thursday, in fresh violence in the war-torn West African state. The troops came under fire late on .. Turkey, NATO still at odds over Russia arms deal: Stoltenberg Davos: NATO and key member Turkey have failed to find common ground over Russia’s controversial delivery of a S-400 air defence system to Ankara, the military alliance’s chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. The .. EU condemns northwest Syria offensive AFP Brussels The European Union on Thursday condemned renewed fighting around a rebel stronghold in northwest Syria, demanding an end to “unacceptable” air strikes that have killed civilians. The regime of President .. IS resurgence possible if US leaves Iraq Washington: The IS group is weakened but a resurgence is possible if the United States leaves Iraq, US Major General Alexus Grynkewich, the number two commander for the international anti-jihadist coalition in Iraq and .. Libyan government reopens Tripoli airport despite threat of shelling Tripoli: Libya’s United Nations-backed government said it would reopen Tripoli’s only operational airport on Thursday, a day after rival forces based in the east of the troubled country threatened to target .. World must stand strong against Holocaust-denying Iran: Pence Jerusalem: US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called on nearly 50 world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to ensure that another Holocaust would “never happen again” and to unite against Iran. “Today we remember ..