France deports Tunisian accused of recruitment for Syria

The 28-year-old Tunisian man was deported to his country late on Thursday, the interior ministry said.

France deports Tunisian accused of recruitment for Syria

World Bulletin/News Desk

France has deported a Tunisian national suspected of recruiting young French people for rebels in Syria's civil war, the interior ministry said on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Tunisian man was deported to his country late on Thursday, the interior ministry said. Police sources said he had been arrested last week.

French police arrested another four people last week suspected of ties with groups fighting in Syria.

The authorities are also holding a French national, 29-year-old Mehdi Nemmouche who is thought to have returned recently from Syria, over a deadly shooting on May 24 at Brussels' Jewish Museum.

The death toll from the Brussels shooting now stands at four. Nemmouche is still in detention and is expected to be extradited to Belgium to stand trial over the attack.

After Nemmouche's arrest was announced on June 1, French President Francois Hollande said about 700 French were either in Syria or had returned to France after fighting there.

Last Mod: 14 Haziran 2014, 14:29
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