Many young offenders are radicalized in French prisons, widely seen as hotbeds of Jihadism. The majority of the 9000 potentially violent Islamists estimated to be in France have spent time in overcrowded prisons.
Iraqi youngsters are doing time for their roles in the "Islamic State" terror group. Some will leave jail even more radicalized. As one of the first foreign journalists, Judit Neurink visited Irbil's juvenile prison.
"Islamic State" has said it attacked two police outposts in Chechnya, with several police officers wounded. The predominantly Muslim southern Russian region has seen a spate of attacks by the jihadi group.
Despite military defeat in the region, the "Islamic State" militant group can still "mount attacks inside Syrian territory," according to a UN report. In Iraq, the group "remains active" hiding out in desert areas.
Iraqi courts are sentencing foreigners who have belonged to the "Islamic State" group. DW traces the story of two of them, Lamia K. and her daughter Nadia. Both were handed life sentences in Baghdad this year.
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