Dozens of French children await repatriation from jihadist camps in Syria

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Some 200 children of French jihadists are spending their fourth winter in muddy tents at al-Roj camp in northeastern Syria, where dozens of arrested Europeans have been grouped together. Since the defeat of the Islamic State group two years ago, France has repatriated 35 children, mainly orphans or those in fragile health. Fearing they could still be radicalised, France has barred mothers from returning. As a result, some prefer to keep their children with them, while others have made the difficult choice to let them go. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina.


Programme prepared by Patrick Lovett



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