A French court on Tuesday threw out a case brought by a mother trying to sue the government for failing to stop her teenage son from leaving to join jihadists in Syria.

The boy was 16 when he left with three others from the town of Nice in southern France in December 2013, taking a plane to Turkey and then travelling overland to Syria.

His mother argued airport police in Nice should have stopped the boy because he had only a one-way ticket and no baggage.

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