Al Qaeda Targets France
From MSN News
Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda terrorist network is stepping up its recruitment of European combatants with a view to striking more targets in Europe, a leading French newspaper reported... quoting secret service documents.Are we living in the lull before the storm?
Le Figaro quoted a confidential French secret service memo as saying over 100 Europeans were undergoing training in Al Qaeda camps along the Pakistani-Afghan border, compared with 'a few isolated cases' three years ago.
Authorities in France were on high alert for possible plots against French targets, the newspaper reported.
The memo said the secret service had been alerted to the presence of 14 French people in the region in 2010...
In January, a recording attributed to bin Laden threatened attacks on 'different fronts, inside and outside of France'.
The last major terrorist attacks in France date back to 1995, when Algeria's Armed Islamic Group carried out a spate of bombings at tourist sites and public transport hubs in Paris.