Two Russian nationals, a woman and her child, have been killed by a U.S. airstrike against the Islamic State in Deir ez-Zor province, reported Russian state news outlet RIA Novosti.
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The deceased resident of the Nadterechny region of Chechnya, 35-year-old Khava Akhiadova, has five daughters between the ages of one and a half months and 12 years, who were temporarily sheltered by a Kurdish family. This was reported to RIA Novosti by a member of the Human Rights Council under the head of Chechnya, member of the working group on the return of Russian women and children from the zone of the Middle East conflict, Kheda Saratov.
“These women, in fact, turned out to be hostages of terrorists, they didn’t let them out, now they are surrounded, die under bombs and pray to relatives for help, we receive audio messages of appropriate content from them every day,” the human rights activist said.
“I urge everyone who is able to influence this situation – stop the deaths of innocent children in Shaaf, Kishm and Sousse, organize for them a humanitarian corridor, during these holidays hundreds of mothers bury their children under the ruins,” says Saratova.
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Of course, one could surmise that the woman from Chechnya, an Islamic area of the Russian Federation, could have traveled there to be with the ISIS fighters in the first place.
On Sunday, thirty-six Russian children were resettled from Syria and Iraq aboard a Baghdad-Moscow charter flight. Russia’s children’s rights ombdusperson later said 36 more children of jailed or killed Islamic State members are planned to be repatriated this month. Islamic State is a terrorist organization banned in Russia, reported The Moscow Times.