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Four charged in fresh Syria jihad case in France

Published on Mar 15, 2014 12:26 AM

PARIS (AFP) - Three men and a woman have been charged on suspicion of helping to organise trips for people wanting to wage jihad in Syria, a French judicial source said Friday.

The move comes just days after four French men were sentenced to up to seven years in jail for having tried to wage jihad abroad, at a time of concern over the mounting number of nationals going to fight in Syria.

The group is suspected of having organised training in the Paris area, and some of them were in contact with members of the radical, Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front which is fighting the troops of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

The four, aged 21 to 28, were charged with criminal conspiracy linked to a terrorist enterprise; financing terrorism, and fraud.

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