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France: Three women arrested for failed plot were directed by IS, says prosecutor02:27

France: Three women arrested for failed plot were directed by IS, says prosecutor

France, Paris
September 9, 2016 at 17:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Francois Mollins, the prosecutor for the case which has seen the arrest of three women suspected of being involved in militant groups, said to the press in Paris, on Friday, that they were directed by the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria.

Speaking at a press conference in Paris, Mollins said: "A terrorist commando unit, composed of young women, totally indoctrinated by the murderous ideology of Daesh was dismantled. The passage of the act by the young women guided by individuals located in Syria - within the terrorist organisation Daesh - demonstrates that this organisation had made these women combatants."

Mollins went on to explain the intentions of the arrested women, stating that, "The designs of the commandos were clear: to stage an attack. As discovered, the trunk of the vehicle contained five gas canisters, three bottles containing traces of diesel oil as well as a cigarette, about to be consumed, right next to blanket holding traces of hydrocarbons."

The arrests took place on Thursday following the investigation of a car loaded with gas canisters that was discovered on Sunday morning near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The ages of the three women were 19, 23 and 39, with the 19-year-old reportedly being the daughter of the owner of the car.

The 19-year-old women was shot and wounded while being detained by the special Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence (RAID) forces after allegedly attempting to attack the police with a knife.

France: Three women arrested for failed plot were directed by IS, says prosecutor02:27
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Francois Mollins, the prosecutor for the case which has seen the arrest of three women suspected of being involved in militant groups, said to the press in Paris, on Friday, that they were directed by the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria.

Speaking at a press conference in Paris, Mollins said: "A terrorist commando unit, composed of young women, totally indoctrinated by the murderous ideology of Daesh was dismantled. The passage of the act by the young women guided by individuals located in Syria - within the terrorist organisation Daesh - demonstrates that this organisation had made these women combatants."

Mollins went on to explain the intentions of the arrested women, stating that, "The designs of the commandos were clear: to stage an attack. As discovered, the trunk of the vehicle contained five gas canisters, three bottles containing traces of diesel oil as well as a cigarette, about to be consumed, right next to blanket holding traces of hydrocarbons."

The arrests took place on Thursday following the investigation of a car loaded with gas canisters that was discovered on Sunday morning near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The ages of the three women were 19, 23 and 39, with the 19-year-old reportedly being the daughter of the owner of the car.

The 19-year-old women was shot and wounded while being detained by the special Research, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence (RAID) forces after allegedly attempting to attack the police with a knife.

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