Tracking jihadists one problem, confirming they’re dead another

France’s scramble to confirm the reported killing in Syria of a key Islamic State recruiter shows the headache authorities face in pinning down evidence of jihadists’ deaths, which may be fabricated for strategic reasons, experts said on Tuesday. This, as reports emerge that the number of French fighters killed since last year, has gone up by 280%.

According to new figures by the French Interior ministry, published in daily Le Monde, seven French nationals are killed every month fighting in Syria.


Pic – Is the Maguire punk dead as claimed? “Dead” Jihadis have turned up in the west.