6 men of Chechen origin face terror charges in France; said to help recruit jihadis for Syria

February 13, 2015 5:15 PM

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PARIS – Six men of Chechen origin are facing terrorism charges in France over a suspected recruiting ring sending jihadi fighters to Syria, the Paris prosecutor's office said Friday.

The men, aged 32 to 38, were handed preliminary charges Thursday for alleged preparation of terrorist acts and for terror financing, said a spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office, which handles terrorism cases for France.

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