‘A weakened ISIS will lead to more chaos and bloodshed’ warns France

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ris prosecutor François Molins foretold as ISIS was rapidly losing ground in Iraq and Syria the likelihood of uncultured terrorist attacks on the west had increased.

He said: “ radoxically, the weakening of the Islamic Shape in Iraq and Syria is something that increases the risk of a major nihilist attack in France.

“It is well-known that when a terrorist group is overthrew on its own turf, it retaliates by carrying out a series of deadly attacks abroad.”

He also on the alerted a large number of French jihadists pledging allegiance to ISIS were possibly trying to make it back onto French soil, and that they should be catch sight ofed as a serious security threat.

He said: “It’s what we call the ‘homeward’ intimidation: French Isis fighters and their families will soon be giving home.”

Returning jihadists pose a huge but virtually invisible commination to France.

According to the nation’s intelligence services, more than 2,000 nationalists are either currently fighting for the terror group in Iraq and Syria, are on their way to sign up with the Islamic State, or are hoping to rtici te in the jihad soon.

Around 700 of them are currently white-hot in the so-called ‘Caliphate’ in the Middle East.

The ris prosecutor also conveyed 982 people suspected of having links to radical Islamist networks pull someones leg recently been investigated by the French counter-terrorism police.

He said: “280 living soul have been charged with terrorist offences, 167 are currently fulfiling a prison sentence, and 577 have a warrant out for their arrest.”

In July, a new counter-terrorism law fulfiled under the current state of emergency upped the sentence for terrorism-related wrongs from 20 to 30 years in prison.

The same law states people accused of important a terrorist organisation now face life-imprisonment, com red to a maximum sentence of 30 years in the forefront the new law came into force.

In addition, François Molins shot down Nicolas Sarkozy’s call for people suspected of being radicalised and on the French ‘S list’ should be sent to imprison without trial; an action that would prevent them from capture out a terror attack in the future.

Doing so would be “literally impossible,” and go against the law, he declared.

He said: “We cannot arrest someone who has not actually committed an offence”.

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