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Jihadism: are we creating future terrorists?

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French children still stranded in camps for displaced people in northeastern Syria REUTERS / Ali Hashisho

By: Amélie Beaucour

1 min

Since the fall of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate" in March 2019, the fate of hundreds of women, who had joined the organization, and their children remains unresolved.


About 200 French children and between 80 and 100 adult women are still detained in the Roj and Al-Hol camps in northeastern Syria, run by the Kurdish authorities.

Camps whose sanitary and security conditions are strongly questioned.

Unlike some of its neighbors such as Germany or Sweden which have repatriated mothers and their children, France refuses the return of adults on the grounds that they should be tried on the spot.

Deprived of rights, of decent living conditions, what future for the wives and children of jihadists?  


- Edith Bouvier

, journalist, co-author with Céline Martelet of the book

The Circle of Terror – Are we creating the terrorists of tomorrow?

(Plon, 2022)

Marie Dose

, lawyer at the Paris Bar, lawyer for the

United Families collective

, which brings together parents and grandparents of French children still in Syria or Iraq 

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