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Latest update : 2012-03-28

Training Western jihadists

Around 100 Westerners, including a dozen French citizens, are currently being monitored by intelligence services in Islamabad. Some are joining the "Holy War" in training camps along the Pakistani-Afghan border. Between 2006 and 2010, Pakistan was the destination of choice for these "jihad tourists". Mohamed Merah, the 23-year-old Frenchman who killed seven people in Toulouse, also claimed to have trained in one such camp.

By Noemie LEHOUELLEUR , Maeva BAMBUCK , Kate WILLIAMS

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