Former French soldiers join jihadists in Syria

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French defence minsistry admits explosive experts, former French Foreign Legion troops and elite Parachute Brigade have joined jihadist forces.

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Of the estimated 1,000 French citizens who have travelled to Syria and Iraq to wage jihad, a small minority are former servicemen in the French armed forces, the country’s defence minister told Radio France Internationale (RFI) radio Wednesday, reports FRANCE 24.