Women in French terror cell guided by Islamic State in Syria: Prosecutor
The women behind a foiled attack in Paris were guided by the Islamic State group from Syria, the city`s prosecutor said Friday.
Paris: The three women behind a foiled attack in Paris were guided by the Islamic State group from Syria, the city`s prosecutor said Friday.
"The terrorist organisation uses not only women, but young women, who get to know them and develop their plot from a distance," Francois Molins told a news conference.
Investigators have learned that one of the women was the fiancee of Larossi Abballa, who killed a senior police officer and his partner at their home in a Paris suburb in June before himself being shot dead, Molins said.
The woman, identified only as Sarah H., then became engaged to Adel Kermiche, one of two jihadists who killed an elderly priest in July near the northern city of Rouen and was also killed by police, the prosecutor said.
Kermiche tried twice to travel to Syria in 2015.
The brother of Sarah H.`s current boyfriend is in custody over his links with Abballa, who had sworn loyalty to IS three weeks before killing the police couple.