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French jihadist arrested in Syria tells her story

By: Sanam SHANTYAEI Follow | Rebecca MARTIN | Sonia BARITELLO | Stéphanie CHEVAL
2 min

In Syria, Islamic State (IS) group militants are boxed into a small territory in the east of the country. As the battle between the jihadists and the Syrian Democratic Forces draws to an end, FRANCE 24's James André, Mayssa Awad and Roméo Langlois went to the frontline to meet those fleeing the area. Among them are many foreign fighters. In this exclusive report, our team hears from one French jihadi bride who wants to return to France to serve her time in prison.

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We also focus on Egypt, where Emmanuel Macron was hosted by his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi this week. According to observers, the visit was overshadowed by Egypt's human rights abuses. Our Cairo correspondents Nadia Blétry, Éric de Lavarène, Claire Williot and Ruth Michaelson report on the ongoing crackdown on freedom on speech.

And we bring you the fifth episode of "Flavours of Iraq", a series of animations authored by Franco-Iraqi journalist Feurat Alani. In "Reeboks in Baghdad", he takes a look at the multilateral sanctions imposed on the country in the 1990s.

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