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Mokhtar Belmokhtar,
14/04/2014 - Libya - Mali - Algeria - Chad

Jihadi leader Belmokhtar alive in Libya and plotting attacks, sources

The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of ...


French press review 28 March 2014

With the second round of French local elections just three days away, all the papers lead with the story this morning and the main contenders are leaving no stone unturned in the final push to ...

French scientific police in Cannes
26/03/2014 - France-Syria

French police thwart alleged Islamist attack by returning jihadist from Syria

France's counter-terrorism unit said on Wednesday it had thwarted an imminent attack by a returning jihadist from Syria, who was preparing to strike in the Southern Côte d'Azur region.

Jihadis fighting at Aleppo airport
14/03/2014 - France - Syria - Spain - Morocco

France detains seven in crackdown on Syria jihadi networks

Four men and three women have been arrested in France suspected of helping aspiring jihadis, some of them teenagers, to go to fight against Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria after fighting between pro- and anti-Assad camps
07/03/2014 - France - Syria

Three French men jailed for planning Syria jihad

A French court has jailed three men for trying to go and fight alongside Islamist groups in Syria. They were found guilty of plotting terrorist acts.

Letelier's lawyer Thomas Klotz at the court in Paris
05/03/2014 - France

French cyber-jihadist jailed for publishing Al Qaida propaganda

A man who published Al-Qaida propaganda translated into French on the web has been sentenced to a year in prison. A Paris court found.

Islamist al-Nusra fighters outside Aleppo airport
02/03/2014 - France - Syria

French teenage girl caught heading for Syria jihad

A 14-year-old French girl is in a care home after being stopped at Lyon airport, apparently heading for Syria to wage jihad.

Syrian rebels after an explosion in Damascus
31/01/2014 - France - Syria

French teenagers face judge after trying to join Syria 'jihad'

Two French teenagers were to face judges on Friday over their attempt to join Islamist fighters to wage "jihad" against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


French press review 29 January 2014

Will Hollande's new economic policy work? Will bosses deliver on promises to employ more workers? Has Hollande gone German? An,d are returning jihadis a danger to France?

A rebel fighter in Aleppo during clashes with fighters from the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant on January 7.
19/01/2014 - France - Syria

Interior minister says a dozen French minors fighting in Syria

The French interior minister, Manuel Valls, says it’s believed a dozen French minors are travelling to or fighting in Syria.