Arrested female militants were controlled by ISIL, French authorities say
French authorities have revealed that the three radicalised female militants arrested in Paris were directed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
That much information was revealed by French Anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins who informed that the three suspects were determined to carry out ISIL’s “deadly ideology”, and had been given direction by ISIL members in Syria.
The women, aged 39, 23 and 19, were arrested on Thursday night as part of a probe into a car, loaded with six gas cylinders and three cans of diesel, which was found on Sunday parked near the renowned Notre Dame cathedral.
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According to French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve; “One of the women had stabbed a police officer during the arrest before being shot and wounded.”
A source close to the investigation revealed that the assailant who attacked the police officer was the missing 19-year-old daughter of the car’s owner.
“These three women aged 39, 23 and 19 had been radicalised, were fanatics and were in all likelihood preparing an imminent, violent act,” Cazeneuve said in a televised statement.
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