The Minister of internal Affairs of France Gerard Collon in an interview with Le Journal du dimanche reported that, according to law enforcement bodies from combat zones in Iraq and Syria returned to France 271 a jihadist (including 54 minors). This interview was quoted by Reuters.
According to the interior Minister, all these people are under the control of the Prosecutor’s office. Some of them after returning was taken into custody.
The French interior Ministry has information that in Iraq and Syria on the «Islamic state» fought about 700 French citizens. Many of them were killed during the fighting, but the exact death toll is impossible to ascertain, says Collon.
France is one of the members of the coalition led by the United States, which operates against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.