In Syria camp, forgotten children left to be molded by IS

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AL-HOL, Syria (AP) — It has been more than two years that some 27,000 children have been left to languish at al-Hol camp in northeast Syria, housing families of Islamic State militants. There are no schools, and the children are left with the only institution remaining to mold them: remnants of IS. Aid groups and the Kurdish-led administration running the camp are pleading with home countries to take the children back. They say the kids shouldn’t pay the price for their parents’ actions and that a new generation of militants could emerge from the camp. During a recent visit by the AP, children shouted IS slogans and made threats waving mock swords.

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