French prosecutor: 40 terrorism convicts to be released soon

May 29, 2018, 06:02 IST | AP

Francois Molins said on BFM television today that France still faces a significant threat from homegrown supporters of the struggling Islamic State group

France's anti-terrorism prosecutor says about 40 convicted terrorists are due to be released from French prisons this year and next, calling the entry back into society of the unrepentant ones a 'major risk.'

Francois Molins said on BFM television today that France still faces a significant threat from homegrown supporters of the struggling Islamic State group. Molins estimated that 600 to 700 French extremists are unaccounted for in the areas of Iraq and Syria claimed by IS, though many have probably been killed.

He says authorities think some organisers of the November 2015 attacks in Paris are among the dead in the Mideast. Molins says the investigation of the simultaneous attacks at the Bataclan concert hall, Paris cafes and the national stadium that killed 130 people should conclude next year.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Mumbai: Brave RPF Dadar constable saves woman, minors after fall from train