France expels Malian on suspected jihadist links

2016-08-07 07:22
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Paris - France has expelled a Malian believed to pose a "serious threat" to public order "for belonging to a pro-jihadist Islamist movement", the interior ministry said on Saturday.

"Malian national Moussa Keita ha been expelled to his homeland, bringing to 81 the number of expulsion measures taken since 2012," the ministry said.

It said Keita was expelled on Friday on his release from jail after serving "a heavy sentence for common law offences".Those included armed robbery, according to a source close to the case.

The source also said Keita had indicated interest in joining the jihad in Syria and Iraq.

France on Thursday expelled Algerian Abdelkrim Mostefai on suspicion of links to jihadist networks..

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