5 Given Preliminary Charges Over Jihadi Network in France

January 31, 2015 3:38 PM

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French authorities filed preliminary charges on Saturday against five men allegedly implicated in a jihadi recruiting network based in a small southern town from where about 20 youths went to fight in Syria and Iraq.

Preliminary charges of criminal association involving a plot to carry out terrorist acts were filed against the men, aged 26 to 44, several of whom were from the town of Lunel, between Nimes and Montpellier, Paris prosecutor's office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said. The nature of the plot i...

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