Nearly 40 children are living without their European parents in camps in Syria after IS group lost its strongholds, including three sons of a suspected French female jihadist, now dead, whose French grandparents are asking to have them repatriated.
A French army vehicle was visible in photos of the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor released by the US on Wednesday, raising questions about the nature of French involvement in the region. FRANCE 24’s Wassim Nasr discusses the implications.
Syria returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur it gave to President Bashar al-Assad, saying Thursday he would not wear the award of a “slave” to America.
Emilie Koenig, a Frenchwoman suspected of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State (IS) group who figured on US and UN blacklists, has been arrested by Kurdish forces in Syria, her mother said Tuesday.
A report by French intelligence services blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for a suspected chemical attack in rebel-held Syria that killed 87 people, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday.
A top Syrian official attended a conference in Paris Tuesday on the invitation of French lawmakers, angering the government days after he was banned from a similar meeting in Brussels.