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Two French men stopped on way to ISIS in Libya: official

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posted on Nov, 30 2015 @ 11:27 AM
Nov. 30, 2015 | 06:47 PM

PARIS: "Two French nationals suspected of wanting to join ISIS training camps in Libya before heading to Syria were arrested in Tunisia in mid-November, according to an official at the Paris prosecutor's office.

It is the first case made public of potential French ISIS recruits travelling to Libya instead of Syria, where hundreds of French citizens have already joined the ranks of the hardline group."

"According to the official, the two men, aged 19 and 20, were arrested near Tunisia's southern border with Libya. They were handed over to French authorities on Nov. 13, the day of the Paris attacks that killed 130 people and claimed by ISIS.

North African oil producer Libya has slipped deeper into chaos with two rival governments, each backed by a multitude of armed factions, procrastinating over signing a previously negotiated agreement for a unity government.

This has allowed ISIS to take control of the city of Sirte and tighten their grip on central Libya, carrying out summary executions, beheadings and amputations, the United Nations said this month.

The official said the two men had said they wanted to train in Libya with the aim of fighting with ISIS in Syria.

French officials have repeated for more than a year that they are concerned by events in Libya, warning that the political void in the north is creating favorable conditions for Islamist groups to regroup in the barren south of the country."

Incredible to think how widespread all of this mercenary terrorist training would be nice to see more headlines coming out of Libya..I feel Libya in the future is going to be a very important player and component to all of this radicalism..The French authorities certainly have their share of work to do..
edit on 30-11-2015 by tony9802 because: (no reason given)


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