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French police take a woman and child out of the building where Salhi lived
01/07/2015 - France

French Syria jihadist admits to involvement in Lyon factory beheading

A French jihadist fighting in Syria has admitted to involvement in the attack on a chemical plant near Lyon during which Yassin Salhi beheaded his boss, according to his mother. 

Yassin Salhi escorted by police officers, near Lyon, France, June 28, 2015.
29/06/2015 - FRANCE

France deports 40 imams for preaching hatred

France has deported 40 imams for “preaching hatred” in the past three years, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.

A French forensic team on the site where the severed head of the victim was found, 26 June 2015
28/06/2015 - FRANCE

French terror suspect 'sent image of beheading to Syria'

The suspect in the attack on an industrial chemical plant in southeastern France has confessed and was to be transferred to Paris Sunday for further questioning by anti-terror police.

Officials search the home of suspect Yassin Salhi near Lyon, 27 June 2015
27/06/2015 - FRANCE

French PM warns of more attacks as ministers hold emergency meeting

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warns that the country faces more attacks after Friday’s killing at an industrial chemicals plant by a man who French security officials say once had links to ...
Investigators at the Air Products factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier where the attack took place, 26 June 2015
26/06/2015 - FRANCE

French President Hollande calls factory attack a terrorist act

An attack on a US industrial chemical plant in southeastern France on Friday morning is being investigated as a terrorist act, French President Francois Hollande said in a televised news conference ...
Factory at Saint-Quentin-Fallavier where the attack took place.
26/06/2015 - FRANCE

One dead, several hurt in attack on French factory near Lyon

An attacker carrying an Islamist flag killed one person and injured several others on Friday morning at a factory near Lyon in southeastern France, according to a legal source.

Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement  fighters in the north-west Syrian city of Idlib in March
24/06/2015 - TURkey - SYRIa - IRAq - FRANCE

Turkey deports three French nationals for joining Syria jihad

French terror police were Wednesday questioning two women and a man who have been thrown out of Turkey after working with jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

15/06/2015 - Kenya

Kenya could overtake Syria as new jihadist destination: expert

With the advent of possible British jihadist Thomas Evans killed in the al-Shebab attacks in Kenya, the east African country could supplant Syria as a place for Europeans seeking jihad, says Horn of ...
Mokhtar Belmokhtar
15/06/2015 - LIBYA - MALI - Algeria - United States

Algeria gas plant jihadist Belmokhtar reported dead in Libya

Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been killed in a US air strike, according to the internationally recognised Libyan government.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius  attends a meeting with members of the anti-Islamic State coalition in Paris on June 2, 2015.
02/06/2015 - IRAQ

Fight against Islamic State will not be won without Iran, expert

US-led coalition members meeting in Paris on Tuesday to discuss the fight against the Islamic State armed group have pledged their support for an emergency plan adopted by Iraq following the fall of the key city of Ramadi.