French children detained in Syria, awaiting return

Samira, a Belgian national married to French IS member Karam El-Harchaoui, pictured with their son at Camp Roj in northern Syria, where thousands of women and children are languishing.

(Illustrative image) © Maya Alleruzzo/AP

By: Oriane Verdier Follow

Three years ago the fall of Baghouze, in Syria, marked the end of the Islamic State organization.

The end of a black chapter easier to forget in the West than in the Middle East.

However, in North-East Syria, the Kurdish authorities are calling on European countries to repatriate their nationals, above all women and children.

Many men died, others were transferred to Iraq for trial.

Many countries such as Belgium, Germany and Denmark have finally given in to the humanitarian emergency, France continues to turn its back on its children.   


"French children detained in Syria, awaiting return", a great report by Oriane Verdier.

Directed by: Pauline Leduc.


Receive all the international news directly in your mailbox

I subscribe

Follow all the international news by downloading the RFI application


  • Syria

  • France

  • IS

On the same subject

Syria: a French woman dies in the Roj camp, her daughter still there

“Around 300 French children of jihadists are in camps”

Ten children of French jihadists repatriated from Syria