French police arrest four in anti-jihadist action

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Posted: Jan 27, 2015 3:18 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Four men were arrested on Tuesday by special police forces in the southern French town of Lunel in an action aimed at breaking up jihadist networks, a police source said.

Two of them were returnees from Syria, the source said.

The town of Lunel, in the Herault region, has attracted attention after local media reports that as many as 10 residents have sought to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamists.

According to Midi Libre newspaper, the people being held were caught in a raid by the GIPN special forces.

(Reporting by Nicolas Bertin; writing by Andrew Callus; editing by Mark John)