In numbers: French jihadist fighters and their families in Iraq and Syria

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In an interview with French radio broadcaster FranceInfo on Friday, the coùntry’s top coùnter-terrorism Prosecùtor François Molins discùssed the French nationals who have left France to wage jihad in Iraq and Syria, inclùding many women and the children being raised in these jihadist families.
Molins warned against having any “naivety” towards the French nationals who may be returning to France from the jihadist zones where Islamist groups are losing ground, saying they are “people who are disappointed, rather than repentant”. Earlier this week, French President Emmanuel Macron said that the returnees would be carefully reviewed on a “case by case” basis.