“The minors have been handed over to the services responsible for child support and will be subject to medical and social follow-up. The adults have been handed over to the competent judicial authorities”, according to the press release.
It’s been a big repatriation operation of this type for three months.
“France thanks the local authorities in northeastern Syria (the Kurdish authorities, editor’s note) for their cooperation, which made this operation possible”, adds the Quai d’Orsay.
These women are among those French women who voluntarily went to territories controlled by jihadist groups in the Iraqi-Syrian zone and who were captured in the fall of the Organization of the Islamic State in 2019.
The children are for many of them born on the spot.
About 300 French minors who have stayed in areas where terrorist groups operate have returned to France, including 77 by repatriation, the Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti indicated at the beginning of October during a hearing before the Senate.