Frenchman gets three years for helping girl of 14 to go to Syria

March 10, 2015 6:01 PM

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PARIS (Reuters) - A French court sentenced a man on Tuesday to three years in jail for helping a 14-year-old girl who wanted to travel to Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter there.

The sentencing underscored how French authorities are cracking down not only on volunteer jihadists trying to join militant groups in Syria and Iraq but also on supporters who help them to leave France.

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