FRANCE’S most wanted female jihadist has been arrested by Kurdish forces in Syria and is currently being held in a refugee camp on the Turkey-Syria border, the French radio station RMC reported.
The radical Islamist, the first woman to be listed on the US’ international terrorist ‘blacklist,’ has been “tortured” in custody, according to her mother.
The French interior ministry refused to comment on RMC’s report, but her arrest has since been confirmed by Khaled Issa, the Kurdish Syrian representative in France.
She was allegedly arrested in Chaddade, a town in the north-eastern Syrian province of Hasaka, in December.
The daughter of a gendarme from the northern French town of Brittany, Émilie König, 33, fled to Syria to join Islamic State (ISIS) in 2012, and quickly became the terrorist group’s most prominent female voice.