France's strikes in Syria probably killed French jihadists - official

2015-10-12 11:07


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Amman - French air strikes in Syria have probably killed French jihadists, a source in the delegation of Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday during a visit to neighbouring Jordan.

"The strikes have killed jihadists. There might well be French jihadists among them," the source said.

The source said he could not confirm a figure of six French jihadists killed which he said probably came from a Syrian non-governmental organisation.

France's defence ministry said on Sunday that French citizens were in a training camp for Islamic State group jihadists that was hit by French air strikes last week.

"We targeted a training camp where there were foreign Daesh fighters trained to come and attack us in France," a ministry source said, using another acronym for IS.

"Among them, there were French nationals and French speakers. We were targeting foreign fighters, not French nationals in particular."

Valls said that France would strike anyone planning attacks on its soil, regardless of nationality.

"Anyone who joins these training camps, anyone who joins Daesh should know that they can now be attacked," the French premier said on Sunday.

"We do not ask what passport this or that person has but we strike anyone preparing attacks against France."

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