May 30, 2017 / 10:20 AM / 8 months ago

Six arrested in France over plans to help extremists go to Syria - source

BORDEAUX, France (Reuters) - French authorities have arrested six people suspected of involvement in enabling radicalised Muslims to go to Syria, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

Five were arrested in Bordeaux while one was arrested in the Paris area, in an operation led by the Paris anti-terrorist prosecutor’s body. All six are being held in custody.

Security concerns have been at the forefront of European politics after a May 22 bombing in Manchester, England, which killed 22 people at a pop concert by U.S singer Ariana Grande.

Reporting by Claude Canellas; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by John Irish

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