‘French terrorist’ faces probe for kidnapping journalists in Syria

Paris prosecutors are investigating allegations that Mehdi Nemmouche was part of a islamist group that held four French journalists hostage in Syria last year, an unnamed judicial source told Reuters news agency.

The probe, launched in July, relates to kidnapping and terrorism charges, Reuters reported in an article published Friday.

Nemmouche, a Frenchman of Algerian descent, is already being tried in Belgium for killing four people during a shocking attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May 2014.