The French government has proposed a six-month ban on civilians with suspected connections to ISIS from leaving the country.
This is part of the government’s scheme to protect the country and strengthen anti-terror laws introduced after 29-year-old Mehdi Nemmouche killed four people in May at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. He fought alongside ISIS in Syria before he returned to France.
A French jihadist, Mohamed Merah, was shot by police in 2012 at a Jewish school in Toulouse after he killed seven people including three paratroopers, three children and a teacher.
On Tuesday several EU countries, including the UK, Germany and France, signed up to an action plan preventing people from travelling to Syria.
After meeting in Milan, EU counter-terrorism co-ordinator Gille de Kerchove said the details of the action plan are confidential.
There are about 250 French citizens and 1000 European nationals fighting in Iraq and Syria.
The French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said the plan will also address “lone wolf” terrorists.
The new French plan will be presented to parliament soon; the Government hopes to have the law in place before the end of the year. – Ra’Eesah Lillah
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