Paris court to try French ‘jihadist’ for beheading Syrian soldier

The parents of a Syrian soldier murdered by the Islamic State group in Syria are taking their case to a French court because one of the alleged killers is a French citizen, the media reported on Tuesday.

In a legal first, their civil case against alleged jihadists Maxime Hauchard was accepted by French magistrates last week, according to reports in French newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro.

This is the first time that a Syrian family has opened a civil case against a French citizen waging jihad in Syria.