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Gilberto Rodriguez Leal when he was a prisoner of Mujao
23/04/2014 - France - Mali

France vows to punish Mali's Mujao for hostage's death

The death of French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal will not go unpunished, French President François Hollande declared after Mali-based jihadi group Mujao on Tuesday announced that it had ...

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
23/04/2014 - France

France to clamp down on Syria jihad networks

France’s government this week launches a plan to stop young people going to fight with jihadi groups against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Protesters appeal against the indoctrination of youth in Strasburg in February 2014.
22/04/2014 - France

France to unveil plan to tackle radicalisation

France is set to announce a comprehensive new plan to combat radicalisation amid growing concern over the increasing number of young French people joining jihadist groups in Syria.

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 ...

28/03/2014

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.

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