Family of French jihadist killed in Syria beg Macron to repatriate her children

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.

The three children, not older than five years old, are languishing in cold and muddy camps for the displaced in Syria’s northeast, far away from their family in France. They are the sons of Julie Maninchedda, a suspected French female jihadist who was killed in shelling on a former Islamic State (IS) group stronghold five months ago, and a captured German militant.