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The withdrawal of US troops from Syria is devastating for Bashirul Shikder — it feels like America has abandoned his children to.
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He says he's been searching for them for 4½ years, trying to coordinate with US government agencies and Kurdish forces, even traveling to the Middle East himself to look for his son and his daughter.
Shikder, 38, says he feels betrayed by President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US forces, the presidentof northern Syria. If the troops are leaving, will there be agencies to help US citizens, like his children, who are still believed to be in the region?
"I feel America does not care," he said. "This is the toughest time in my life."
Yusuf and Zahra were taken from their Miami home in March 2015 by their mother while Shikder was away on a pilgrimage in Mecca, he said. Yusuf was 4 and Zahra 9 months old at the time. Both are native-born US citizens. Shikder is a naturalized US citizen originally from Bangladesh.
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Somehow, his wife, Rashida Sumaiya, was radicalized and decided to join ISIS in Syria, Shikder said.
For the first few years she would send messages and pictures from Raqqa, the capital of the self-declared caliphate. A photo of Zahra showed her holding her brother's hand as a toddler in a sundress. Later photos had her dressed in the black robes and headcovering of the Islamic State.
In 2016, Shikder says he received a document via text message that said his wife had divorced him because he had refused to move to the Islamic State. His wife later told him she had married an ISIS fighter and had a daughter with him. The man was killed in fighting about a month after the marriage, according to Shikder.
The messages from Sumaiya stopped in December 2018. In January, he was told that she was killed in an airstrike in which the children suffered burns to their faces, according to a text message Shikder received from his wife's sister, who went with Sumaiya to Syria. CNN has not be able to speak to Sumaiya's family.
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Shikder says he has cooperated with the FBI and the State Department. He has contacted politicians, human-rights groups, attorneys and anyone who will listen. He has made two trips to the area, searching for his children. But the whereabouts of Yusuf and Zahra and their half-sister are still unknown.
Shikder said he has told the State Department he is willing to adopt his children's half-sister and bring her to the US with his Yusuf and Zahra.
Shikder says he made several contacts at the al-Hol refugee camp in Syria and other places he's visited in the Middle East in his search for the children. Some have told him the children were smuggled to Idlib in northwest Syria, the last stronghold of rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the region where ISIS leader. Others say that the children are at the Syrian-Turkish border or in Turkey or in a refugee camp near the border with Iraq.
He does know from these contacts the three children are in the custody of another women who was part of ISIS.
Shikder says he has done everything federal agents have asked him to do, giving up privacy on his phone to allow his wife to be tracked. He shared information when he traveled to al-Hol this summer but said nothing had come of it.
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The FBI and the State Department declined to comment on the individual cases of the Shikder children.
Shikder himself doesn't want to take political sides, but he said he would ask Trump for some advice, father-to-father.
"My dream for my children (is) that they be successful citizens of this country," Shikder said. "If he was in my place, what would he be doing?"
Zahra and Yusuf are not the only US children taken to Syria by a suspected radicalized adult.
Thirteen children have been repatriated from Syria, the State Department said in a statement, though it would not give details.
"The Department of State places the highest priority on the welfare of children, especially with regard to American children who were forced to live under ISIS's brutal occupation," the statement read.
Shikder knows that children can make it out because he says he was responsible for one rescue.
While looking for his children last summer in the al-Hol refugee camp — a tent city of about 70,000 people displaced from former ISIS territory — Shikder said he found a 3-year-old American boy.
"I saw my own children in him. My own Yusuf and Zahra," Shikder said, becoming emotional.
He says he reached out to his contacts in the US government that he used to beg for help to find his children and told them about this little boy.
The child, whom CNN is not identifying at his family's request, is now back in the US with his grandfather.
"If it wasn't for Bashirul, we would not have our grandson," the boy's grandfather told CNN by phone. "I am grateful to him."
All Shikder has are memories and possible sightings. And the hope he will one day embrace his children again.
Cannes 2018: Rose Bertram, Aure Atika ... sexy dresses show on the stairs (PHOTOS)
For the Up the steps of Capernaum, many personalities had released their most beautiful dresses on the red carpet.
Two days before the end of the Cannes festival, the last red carpets are an opportunity for celebrities to adorn themselves with their finery to impress photographers. It was the case again this Thursday night with the rise of theCapharnaüm film. For her third presence in the official selection, the Lebanese director could win an award with her film shot in Beirut on the rights of children. Before seeing her climb the steps with her team, many personalities marched in front of the flashes of the photographers: the president of the was particularly in beauty in a superb black dress, and his wife very relaxed or well in a neckline outfit of the most beautiful effect.
The presence ofon the red carpet was very noticed: the wife of the is appeared in a beautiful emerald dress. She had already come to the festival last year at the arms of her husband, she came back alone this time. The singer made the show by dancing with the team of the movie The Big Ball which made a rise of the steps to the rhythm of the violin and the old one. A little air of Scotland has blown tonight on the Croisette.
See the Best Fashion Looks to Ever Grace the CMAs Red Carpet .
From Carrie Underwood's unforgettable sheer beaded number to Kacey Musgraves' chic and sleek black pantsuit, these are the best outfits to ever hit the CMAs red carpet.From fun and flirty designs to ultra-glittery ensembles, it's always a treat to see what country music's biggest and brightest stars wear on the red carpet. Case in point: For the 2018 ceremony, who could forget Kacey Musgraves' enchanting black Versace pantsuit that she paired with a sheer black blouse—which had gold-beaded fringe dangling from her shoulders, front pockets and the cuffs of her sleeves.
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