French police arrest eight in anti-jihadi operation

February 3, 2015 9:31 AM

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PARIS (Reuters) - French anti-terrorism police arrested eight people on Tuesday on suspicion of being part of a network linked to recruiting young people for jihad in Syria, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

The suspects, who can be held for up to 96 hours without charge, were arrested in the northern suburbs of Paris and the Lyon region, he said, according to remarks published on the ministry's Twitter feed.

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