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Report: 900 French Jihadis Have Joined Jihadist Movements in Iraq, Syria

Report: 900 French Jihadis Have Joined Jihadist Movements in Iraq, Syria

PARIS (AP) — France’s top security official says nearly 900 French citizens have gone to Middle East battlegrounds and some have joined the Islamic State group.

Despite efforts to discourage French people from joining militant groups, the figures given Wednesday by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve show the numbers of French youth leaving continue to grow.

Security officials fear European militants will ultimately turn their skills against their homelands.

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