The 19-year-old, named as Redouane, is said to have died in a US air raid on Falluja on 17 July, says Le Figaro.
He is the first French national known to have died fighting against the US-led coalition. bbc
...I'm sorry that was insensitive.
Addendum: Could this have anything to do with the French wanting to learn Arabic instead English? I mean beside the hatred of America.