France deports Algerian ISIL recruiter

Having lived in France since the age of two, the suspect was known to French intelligence as he was connected with two other men sentenced for recruiting fighters for Afghanistan in 2011.

France deports Algerian ISIL recruiter

World Bulletin / News Desk

France has deported for the first time a foreigner suspected of recruiting for Syrian opposition groups to fight against Bashar al-Assad's regime.

The Algerian national, who was first deported to France by Turkey on Wednesday, was then deported to his place of origin Algeria a day later.

The suspect was arrested in Turkey in March while making his way to Syria to fight for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) rebel group along with five other men, all from Albertville, France.

Having lived in France since the age of two, the suspect was known to French intelligence as he was connected with two other men sentenced for recruiting fighters for Afghanistan in 2011.

The ISIL is a breakaway group from Al Qaeda which has mainly been busy fighting other opposition groups in northern Syria, including Al Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front.

The ISIL has also made threats against Turkey, warning Turkish troops to pull out of the Turkish military base on Aleppo's Suleiman Shah tomb.

Last Mod: 03 Mayıs 2014, 18:06
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