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  9/1/2014, Elul 6, 5774

French Teen Arrested Before Going to Syria to Join Islamists

A 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to reach Syria to join Islamist rebels has been arrested in the southeastern French city of Nice, Reuters reported on Sunday.

France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement that border police at Nice airport arrested the girl on Saturday, before her departure "for jihad" purposes.