Salim Benghalem

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.

Paris trial of Islamic State group recruiter

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Tried in absentia, Salim Benghalem, 35, and six other defendents are accused of belonging to a terror network that led French recruitment for IS.

French jihadist who held Western hostages in Syria named

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Salim Benghalem, 35, said to be one of captors who held four French reporters, who were freed in April 2014 after 10 months in captivity.