France repatriates five orphaned children of jihadists from Syria

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French intervention likely to add weight to criticism of UK’s reluctance to do likewise

France has repatriated five orphaned children of French jihadists from camps in north-east Syria, where a five-year offensive against Islamic State is drawing to a close.

Among the children repatriated were the three sons of a French woman who died under Isis rule. Officials retrieved them from a camp in northern Syria where they were being held with as many as 3,000 other children of Isis families.

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