French police dismantle network sending jihadists to Syria

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PARIS: French police launched raids across the country early on Monday, dismantling a network sending jihadist fighters to Syria, a police source told Agence France-Presse. Elite and anti-terror police units descended on around a dozen targets, mostly in the southern region of Toulouse, but also around Paris and in the northern region of Normandy, the source said on condition of anonymity. It was not immediately clear how many people were arrested. In recent months France, which has Europe’s largest Muslim population, has been facing the fact that hundreds of its citizens have openly joined jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria and have even called for attacks on their homeland.

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