A delegation from the Tunisian government collected DNA from the alleged children of self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters in a bid to return them to their families in Tunisia, in the Libyan city of Misurata on Sunday.
Six children, who are currently living at a Red Crescent centre in the city, arrived there from Sirte where ISIS was defeated in 2016.
Since then, according to children’s supervisor Faisal Jalwal, 53 children of nine different nationalities have arrived at the Red Crescent centre.
“They were suffering psychological and physical diseases. During that period the Red Crescent performed many medical operations including bone and plastic surgeries,” said Jalwal.
The date when the children might be taken to Tunisia is yet to be set as their origin has first to be confirmed.