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French extremist Jean-Michel Clain killed in Syria: wife

Prominent French extremist Jean-Michel Clain was killed last month, his wife told AFP Tuesday (March 5th) after fleeing the last redoubt of the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) in eastern Syria’s Deir Ezzor province.

Clain's wife Dorothee Maquere said he was killed in mortar shelling after being wounded in the coalition drone strike that killed his brother Fabien, who was France's most wanted extremist.

"The drone killed my brother-in-law and then the mortar killed my husband," she said at a screening area run by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Maquere and her children were among the last civilians to leave al-Baghouz, where diehard ISIS members are making a bloody last stand.

Fabien Clain gained notoriety after voicing an audio recording claiming responsibility for the November 2015 attacks in Paris, in which 129 people were killed. The international coalition confirmed his death last month.

Maquere also said she thought Hayat Boumedienne, another prominent French extremist whose fate remained unclear, was killed recently in al-Baghouz.

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