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TOULON NAVAL PLOTTER ARRESTED IN FRANCE

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAuthorities in France have arrested a man, 25.  with links to ISIS in Syria over a plot to attack military personnel at a major naval base, police and judicial sources said on Tuesday 11/10/2015..

The suspect  had been monitored by intelligence agencies “because of his radicalization and public support for jihadist ideology” after trying unsuccessfully twice last year to travel to Syria, was held on 10/29/2015 after he  “attempted to acquire material to carry out a violent attack on Navy personnel in Toulon” and charged on 11/02/2015..

While he was being monitored, he had a parcel delivered by the post office which was found to contain a combat knife and a mask.

During questioning he admitted he had been in contact with a Frenchman currently in Syria with the Islamic State (ISIS) who had encouraged him to act, a source close to the case said. The French contact had himself been held for several months in France for making violent threats against satirical magazine Charlie-Hebdo in 2012.

The suspect eventually admitted plotting to attack sailors at the Mediterranean base of Toulon, home to 70 percent of the French fleet and 20,000 military and civilian personnel, though a police source said he had not formed a detailed plan.

One source said the French ISIS fighter had himself been held for several months in France for making violent threats against satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2012.

More than 500 French fighters are thought to be with ISIS in Syria and Iraq, according to official figures, while 250 have returned and some 750 expressed a desire to go there. The ministry said on Tuesday that the ISB has already made 370 arrests this year, in a wider effort to counter terrorism threat in France. 

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