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Residents in the Iraqi town of Sinjar after it was captured fom Islamixc State by Kurdish peshmerga
02/02/2016 - FRANCE - SYRIa

Six arrested in France for planning to join Syria jihadists

Five men and one woman were arrested near the central French city of Lyon on Tuesday, suspected of planning to go to join armed Islamists in Syria.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud, alleged perpetrator of the November Paris attacks
11/01/2016 - FRANCE - UK

Alleged perpetrator of Paris attacks travels to Britain to meet jihadists

According to the Guardian newspaper, an alleged perpetrator of the November Paris attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud visited the UK in 2015 while he had been the subject of an international arrest ...
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, 16 December 2015
22/12/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIA

France, Russia to share military information on IS

France and Russia agreed on Monday night to share intelligence relating to the Islamic State armed group (IS) especially on foreign fighters having joined jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Fighter jet on aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle
04/12/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande visits French aircraft carrier off Syria

President François Hollande on Friday visited the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle located in the Mediterranean on the outskirts of Syria.
French National Assembly during a debate to extend a state of emergency, Paris, France, 19 November 2015
03/12/2015 - FRANCE

France to change constitution to extend state of emergency

According to government sources, France will modify its constitution to extend special powers. A legal framework is to be presented to ministers on 23 December.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
02/12/2015 - FRANCE

Three mosques shut down on radicalism grounds

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced on Wednesday that a mosque reportedly supporting terror was closed down near Paris.

Benghalem appeared in an Islamic State propaganda video last February
02/12/2015 - FRANCE

Trial begins for seven alleged members of jihadist network in France

Seven members of a jihadist network go on trial this week. They are accused of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State armed group (IS). Amongst them, a prominent suspect is tried in absentia.

French press review 26 November 2015

President Hollande's diplomatic marathon to build an anti-Daech coalition in rocky terrain as he flies to Russia.
26/11/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande calls on French people to display national flags

French President François Hollande has called on French citizens to decorate their homes with the national flag on Friday to commemorate the victims of the Paris attacks.

Russian ambassador to France Alexander Orlov
25/11/2015 - FRANCE-Russia

Russia wants joint staff against IS with France, US and even Turkey

The Russian ambassador to France told French radio Europe 1 on Wednesday that Moscow wanted an anti-Islamic State organisation alliance with France, the United States and even Turkey.