Eight children of two Australian nationals who joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) group are being repatriated from Syria, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said.
The children of slain Australian Islamic State terrorist Khaled Sharrouf.
"They've got off to a disgusting start in life as a result of the appalling decisions of their parents".
He said the decision to rescue the children was a hard one and he had stipulated that no Australian was to be put in harm's way during the process.
"They've got off to a awful start in life as a result of the appalling decisions of their parents and they'll find their home in Australia and I'm sure they'll be embraced by Australians and as a result of that embrace, I'm sure they'll live positive and happy lives", Morrison added.
He would not identify the children or say when they would reach Australia. "We look forward to assisting the Government in any way possible to help repatriate the remaining Australian children and women left in the camps".
"In the absence of criminal wrongdoing, they should be released".
The Rizvic children are two boys and a girl aged between 6 and 12, The Australian reported.
Zaynab became a prominent Islamic State group propagandist making social media posts supporting atrocities and the activities of her father and her husband Mohamed Elomar, an Australian Islamic State group fighter who was killed while she was pregnant in 2015, Carroll said.
5 young other folk of Sharrouf had been taken to Syria in 2014 by their mother, Tara Nettleton.
"We were brought here by our parents".
Her sister Hoda, who was 11 when she was taken out of Australia, told Four Corners: "I didn't know I was in Syria until after we crossed the borders and I heard people speaking Arabic". "And for me and my children I want to live a normal life just like anyone would want to live a normal life".
She had an emotional reunion with them on the Syrian al-Hawl camp earlier this year as fragment of an ABC data documentary, wherein the teenage women, 16 and 17, spoke of their needs to return.
"I think Australians would agree that we need to show compassion in the cases of these children, but at the same time Australians would equally expect the government to exercise all the care that is needed to ensure the security issues are well addressed in the decisions that we have made".