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Mother Of Bombing Suspects: ‘America Took My Kids Away From Me’

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MAKHACHKALA, Russia (CBS/AP) — The mother of the two Boston bombing suspects told reporters that “America took my kids away from me” and wished she had never left Russia.

“Why did I even go there?” Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said, crying, after CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata asked if she regretted the move.

The father of the two Boston bombing suspects says he is leaving Russia soon, possibly Thursday, for the United States.

Anzor Tsarnaev told journalists in the southern Russian province of Dagestan on Thursday that he is leaving “today or tomorrow.”

CBS News is reporting the suspect’s mother is also planning to travel to the U.S., but it wasn’t immediately clear whether she would travel with Anzor on Thursday.

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva faced legal trouble in the U.S. previously, being charged with shoplifting.

She has been reportedly told that her arrest warrant won’t be an issue if she enters the U.S.

The mother told reporters at that same press conference that she would be “happy” to give up her U.S. citizenship, and that she was “thinking about it.”

The Tsarnaev family emigrated to the U.S. a decade ago, but both parents returned to Russia last year.

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