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Don't leave children of foreign fighters in legal limbo, urges U.N.

Thursday 21st of February 2019 | Europe, United Kingdom
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children of foreign fighters must have the right to belong to a country, lawyers and the United Nations said on Wednesday, after Britain stripped the citizenship of a teenage mother who traveled to Syria at 15 to join Islamic State.

The fate of Shamima Begum, who was found in a refugee camp in Syria last week, has illustrated the ethical, legal and security conundrum that governments face when dealing with the families of militants who swore to destroy the West.

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