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930 French citizens or residents engaged in jihad

By Agencies in Paris ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-09-15 07:01:00

About 930 French citizens or residents, including at least 60 women, are either actively engaged in jihad in Iraq and Syria or are planning to go there, the interior minister said on Sunday.

In an interview with Le Journal de Dimanche weekly, Bernard Cazeneuve said: "Nine hundred thirty French citizens or foreigners usually resident in France are today involved in jihad in Iraq and Syria."

According to the minister, 350 - including 60 women - are on the ground. "Around 180 have left from Syria and 170 are en route for the zone," he said.

930 French citizens or residents engaged in jihad

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