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Hamas attacks Israel from Turkish soil; 598 children born to Daesh members have been repatriated

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on December 19 in last six hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

Turkey allowing Hamas to plot attacks on Israelis from its soil – report

The authoritarian Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has long played host to leaders of Hamas, is now allowing the terror group’s operatives to plot terror attacks while on Turkish soil, a report said late Tuesday.

According to the British daily The Telegraph, citing Israeli police sources and offering a wealth of details, recent interrogations of terror suspects by Israeli officials revealed that Hamas operations in Jerusalem and the West Bank are being actively directed from Istanbul, while Turkish authorities turn a blind eye.

One such operation cited by the paper was a plot to assassinate senior Israeli officials, including the mayor of Jerusalem and the national police commissioner, by 23-year-old East Jerusalem resident Adham Muselmani, who was recruited to the cause in a meeting in Istanbul.

The report comes shortly after Erdogan hosted Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Istanbul on Saturday, telling him, “We will keep on supporting our brothers in Palestine.”

Hamas in turn praised Turkey for its “positions vis-a-vis the Palestinian people and its just cause” in a news report on its website.

Official: Iraq repatriated 598 children born to Daesh members

Iraq has successfully repatriated a total of 598 children born to members of Daesh back to their countries of origin, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

Ahmed Al-Sahaf told Russia’s Sputnik news agency that the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, in coordination with the Supreme Judicial Council and security authorities, has repatriated a total of 598 children to Turkey, Russia, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Germany, France, Sweden, Georgia, Belarus, Ukraine, Algeria, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

The Iraqi official explained that the Foreign Ministry had invited all countries, through its missions and embassies abroad, to initiate coordination with Iraq to receive the children, in accordance with the sovereign, legal and constitutional contexts.

Iraq has been returning the children of Daesh members whose parents were killed, fled, or arrested during the Iraqi military operations to recapture cities previously under the terror group’s control in the governorates of Anbar, Nineveh, Salahuddin and parts of Kirkuk.

In December 2017, Iraq announced that its forces have successfully retaken control of all areas seized by the militant group.

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