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Smoke rising from fighting between Kurdish fighters and the Islamic State armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane
18/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

Korean-born convert in dock in France’s first Syria jihadist trial

The first trial of a jihadist returned to France from Syria started on Friday.
Jihadist fighters in Iraq. File June 2014.
16/10/2014 - France - Morocco

Moroccan arrested with French daughters on way to join Islamic State jihad

A Moroccan man was arrested on Wednesday at Casablanca airport on his way to join the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria.
Demonstrators in Paris wear masks of Frenchman Herve Gourdelin and Scottish aid worker David Haines, both killed by the IS
12/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey - Germany - Austria

Thousands march in France, Germany, Austria to support Kobane Kurds

At least 5,000 people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday to call for international help for Kurds fighting the Islamic State (IS) armed group in the Syrian city of Kobane.

The Algerian army hunting Hervé Gourdel's killers in the Djurdjura mountains
11/10/2014 - Algeria - France

Algeria claims five jihadists killed in hunt for French tourist’s killers

Algerian soldiers have killed five jihadi gunmen during the hunt for the killers of French tourist Hervé Gourdel, the defence ministry and army announced on Friday.
US-led airstrikes on IS positions in Kobane on Friday
11/10/2014 - France - Turkey - Syria

France to help Turkey join EU as Islamic State fights Kurds in Kobane

As the West presses Turkey to intervene against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, France has said it is willing to help Turkey's long-standing bid to join the European Union (EU) and ...
An Islamic State fighter sits at a checkpoint near Kobani, 7 October 2014.
09/10/2014 - France - Syria

Eleven members of French family may have left for Syria Jihad

A French family of 11 is believed to have left for Syria as the entire family has disappeared from the southern city of Nice where they lived. 

The house of Assia Saidi in Villefontaine, France
05/10/2014 - France

French teenage girl suspected of jihadist aspirations taken into police custody

The 15-year-old was suspected of running away from her home in southern France and wanting to travel to Syria to wage jihad.

05/10/2014

French weekly magazines review 5 October 2014

The commentators are into some kind of consensus that the threat of terrorism by home grown Islamists has never been so high in France.
Residents of Hervé Gourdel's village, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, pay tribute to him after his murder
03/10/2014 - France - Algeria- Syria - Iraq

Algeria hunts 15 jihadists for Frenchman’s beheading

Algeria has issued arrest warrants for 15 suspects in the kidnapping and beheading of French tourist Hervé Gourdel on terrorism, kidnapping and murder charges.
27/09/2014

French press review 27 September 2014

The national dailies covered Friday’s national tribute to french mountaineer Hervé Gourdel who was beheaded on Wednesday by Algerian militants with ties to the Islamic State armed ...
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