Top French Islamic State recruiter sentenced to 15 years in absentia

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Salim Benghalem, who had ties to the Charlie Hebdo attackers, is thought to have been in Syria since 2013.

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A key French member of the Islamic State group, Salim Benghalem, who had ties to the Charlie Hebdo attackers, was sentenced in absentia by a Paris court on Thursday to 15 years in prison, reports Yahoo! News.