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Dutch state to appeal order to take back children of ISIL mothers

The Duch state announced that it plans to appeal a court ruling requiring it to take back young children with Dutch nationality from mothers who joined ISIS in Syria. These children are currently living in camps in northern Syria alongside their mothers and ISIS figures. The announcement follows the decision of a court in the Hague that ruled the Dutch government must repatriate 56 children who are under the age of 12. The decision does not include the repatriation of women, who are aware of the crimes committed by ISIS.

However, the Dutch government insists that the decision does not take into consideration diplomatic relations and foreign affairs, stating that it is highly dangerous for Dutch military forces to retrieve the children. The Dutch state plans to file for appeal as soon as possible.

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