Two French 15-year-olds have left France to join Islamist militants in the fight against Syrian Army, one of their fathers and the Toulouse prosecutor said today.
Prosecutor “Michel Valet” told Reuters “I’ve informed the Paris anti-terrorist prosecutor because the two boys made their intention clear that they would travel to Syria via Turkey”.
French officials say they are increasingly worried about their own nationals travelling abroad to fight in Syria’s crisis and one day returning to plot attacks at home.
The father of Hakim, one of the two boys from the southwestern city of Toulouse, told BFM TV his son had left a note on Jan. 6. explaining he was going to join the Jihad, or Holy War.
He said Hakim left cash behind to cover the cost of a plane ticket to Turkey which he bought with his father’s credit card.
According to the father, who did not give…
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