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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

France Bans 5 Papers

PARIS () -- France banned five Islamist publications Tuesday and detained 36 more people after a third night of police roadblocks in Paris in a widening clampdown on suspected Algerian Moslem fundamentalists.


The crackdown was triggered by the killing of five French officials by Islamic guerrillas in Algiers last week, which led the Paris government to intern without trial 17 suspected Algerian fundamentalists in a disused army barracks.


The papers were named as Al Ansar, published in Warsaw by "supporters of jihad (holy war) in Algeria and elsewhere," Al Ribat, Al Jihad, Al Fatah al Moubine and Front Islamiste du Salut, Armee Islamique du Salut.