Islamic State 'ordered plot to behead French naval officer'

The Paris public prosecutor said one of three men arrested this week for plan to attack a French naval base admitted receiving orders from Syria.

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A thwarted attack on a French naval site that was to include the beheading of the base's chief officer followed a direct order from a Syria-based member of Islamic State to "hit France", the Paris prosecutor said on Friday, reports Reuters.