b_179_129_16777215_00_images_FRA150111aa001.jpegPARIS — Veronique Loute hoped her son was not in a combat zone last year after the war against the Islamic State heated up in Iraq and Syria.

Her son, Sammy Djedou, 27, was among the first Belgians to join the militant group when it grew in power in Syria and Iraq nearly three years ago. She hadn’t seen or heard from him since August 2015.

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