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French town of Lunel tries to lose its 'jihadist hub' label

Back in 2014, around 20 people left the small French town of Lunel in order to join the Islamic State group.
Back in 2014, around 20 people left the small French town of Lunel in order to join the Islamic State group. © FRANCE 24

The small town of Lunel, in southern France, made headlines six years ago for all the wrong reasons. Back in 2014, around 20 people left the French town in order to join the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. With Lunel flagged as a breeding ground for radicalisation, the local authorities have since made several changes in a bid to keep a close eye on the town's youth. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Claire Rush and Catherine Khédir-Clifford.

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Programme prepared by Patrick Lovett.

 

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