France’s strikes on Syria may have killed French militants
France’s defense ministry said that French citizens were in a training camp for ISIS group militants that was hit by French air strikes last week
French air strikes in Syria have probably killed French militants, a source in the delegation of Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday during a visit to neighboring Jordan.
“The strikes have killed militants. There might well be French militants among them,” the source said.
The source said he could not confirm a figure of six French militants killed which he said probably came from a Syrian non-governmental organization.
France’s defense ministry said on Sunday that French citizens were in a training camp for ISIS group militants 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 ISIS.
“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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