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100 jihadis still entering Syria from Turkey each week- Le Figaro

by Reuters
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 09:20 GMT

PARIS, July 20 (Reuters) - French military intelligence estimates that about 100 foreigners continue to enter Syria from Turkey each week to join Islamic State, French daily Le Figaro reported on Wednesday.

France's foreign minister said on Sunday that questions needed to be asked on whether Turkey was a viable partner in the fight against Islamic State in Syria and would raise the issue in a coalition meeting in Washington this week

"According to the Direction for Military Intelligence (DRM) in Paris, each week, about 100 foreigners continue to cross Turkey into Syria to join Islamic State," Le Figaro reported, citing sources.

The defence ministry did not immediately comment on the report. (Reporting By John Irish Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

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