French forces in anti-terror raids

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Published: Tuesday 27th January 2015 by The News Editor

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French security forces have raided a small town in the south which is known as a centre for the jihadi recruiting networks that have sent hundreds of French youths to fighting in Syria and Iraq.

The raid in the town of Lunel began at around dawn today.

At least six young people from the town of about 27,000 have died in Iraq and Syria in recent months. In December the head of the local Muslim union, who also manages a mosque there, refused to condemn the 10 departures and accused President Francois Hollande of acting as a jihadi recruiter.

Two French officials confirmed the raid, but did not immediately have the number of people arrested in Lunel.

Published: Tuesday 27th January 2015 by The News Editor

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