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Video: Syrian children return to school after two long years

Out of 390 schools, 192 schools reopened, while 59 are still being reinstated. Photograph: (WION)

AFP New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 17, 2016, 12.34 PM (IST) WION Edge

After taking over the Syrian town of Manbij in early 2014, ISIS began imposing its own harsh version of Islamic law. In particular, they began shutting down schools, denying thousands of children a chance at formal education.

However, over the past two years, as the jihadist group has suffered losses. Following that, out of 390 schools in Manbij and the neighbouring villages, 192 schools have reopened. 

Unfortunately, a number of schools in the region continue to remain closed, with ISIS still controlling those areas.

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