The chequered path of 'killed' French jihadist Fabien Clain

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Fabien Clain, 41, a senior foreign member of the so-called Islamic State group who is reported to have been killed in an airstrike in Baghouz in Syria this week, came from the French Indian Ocean island of La Réunion and was radicalised in Toulouse, south-west France, before becoming active in a cell that sent jihadists to fight US troops in Iraq.

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Fabien Clain, who was killed in an air strike in Syria, according to French media, was the most senior Frenchman in the Islamic State (IS) group, best known for an audio recording in which he claimed responsibility for the November 2015 Paris attacks, reports FRANCE 24.