French Suspects Planned to Join Militants in Syria

French authorities say a group of suspected radical Islamists posed the biggest danger to France in years and were planning to join militants in Syria.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says he will seek attempted murder and terrorism charges against seven suspects arrested Saturday during a country-wide police operation.

Molins says France has not witnessed such a dangerous threat since 1996 – almost 20 years ago. At that time, Algerian Islamists conducted a series of bombings in France at the height of Algeria’s civil war.

Source and full story: VOA News, 11 Oct 2012

Tom Sullivan