French jihadists regularly received welfare payments after joining ISIS, police reveal

More than 100 French jihadists regularly received welfare payments after joining Isil forces in Syria and Iraq, police have disclosed.

The payments came to light after the launch of an investigation into Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) funding in France and other European countries in 2015.

Their discovery highlighted intelligence failings and revealed that social security offices neglected to carry out checks.

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