Two French jihadists, one of whom was recently sentenced in his absence to France to 20 years' imprisonment, were arrested in northern Syria, we learned Tuesday from sources familiar with the matter, confirming information from the Point. Emilie Khiari, from the jihadist sector of Albertville (Savoie), was sentenced in his absence on June 25 by a special assize court in Paris. An arrest warrant has been issued against him.
According to Le Point, the 28-year-old woman was captured "a week ago" in an area controlled by Turkish forces, with another woman, Pascale Reymonenq, also subject to an arrest warrant for criminal association terrorist.
Prisoner of the Free Syrian Army for a time
"According to the French intelligence services, (Emilie Khiari) had been reported in 2016 in the combat zone," writes Le Point. "She was once taken prisoner by the free Syrian army, which is fighting both the Bashar al-Assad regime and the jihadists of the Islamic State organization."
The two women are expected to be deported during the summer and return to their country, France, to be incarcerated. In addition to administrative and security formalities, their exit from Turkish territory depends on flights between Ankara and Paris. Air France has announced their takeover from July 17.
According to the DGSI, Turkey detains 11 French adults and 20 children on its territory or in the zone controlled by its army in Syria.