Middle East matters

Inside a deradicalisation centre in Syria

By: Sanam SHANTYAEI Follow | Joanna COCKERELL | Sonia BARITELLO | Stéphanie CHEVAL
1 min

In Syria, the self-declared caliphate of the Islamic State group is shrinking by the day. Some of the young individuals linked to the extremist group have been detained and are now being sent to a deradicalisation centre in the north of the country. Authorities hope it will turn them into non-threatening citizens, who could one day rejoin society.


Meanwhile, Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi pleads: "Don't send me to Bahrain". The 25-year-old refugee, who lives in Australia, was detained on his honeymoon in Thailand and faces extradition to his home country, where he fears being tortured.

And we bring you the sixth episode of "Flavours of Iraq", an animation series by French-Iraqi journalist Feurat Alani. This week, the main character asks his father why he had to leave Iraq.

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