French jihadis killed in Syrian airstrike

Published on Tuesday, 5 March 2019 18:54
Written by The Associated Press

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) - A prominent French militant who joined the Islamic State group, Jean-Michel Clain, died over the weekend from wounds suffered in an earlier airstrike that killed his jihadi brother, his wife said Tuesday as she emerged from the group’s last pocket of land in Syria.

The wife, who identified herself only as Dorothee, said another French woman who had joined IS, Hayat Boumeddiene, was killed in another strike in Syria last week. Boumeddiene had been wanted by French police as a suspected accomplice in a 2015 attack in the Paris region.

Dorothee was one of hundreds of people who on Tuesday streamed out of Baghouz, the last village held by the Islamic State group, under stepped-up assault the past four days by U.S.-backed forces.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Editorials, Nation-World on Tuesday, 5 March 2019 18:54. Updated: Tuesday, 5 March 2019 18:56.