1 of 4 arrested in France attack fear convicted in 2014

March 18, 2016 12:05 PM

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PARIS – An official says one of four people arrested this week amid fears they were planning an attack in France had been under house arrest and was convicted two years ago of planning to join extremists in Syria.

A judicial official confirmed on Friday that Youssef Ettaoujar, convicted in 2014 along with two others, is among the group being questioned following Wednesday's arrests.

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