France says 930 citizens or residents involved 'in jihad'

French President Francois Hollande (L) and Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani give a joint press conference in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on September 12, 2014Around 930 French citizens or residents, including at least 60 women, are either actively engaged in jihad in Iraq and Syria or are planning to go there, the interior minister said Sunday. In an interview with Le Journal de Dimanche weekly, Bernard Cazeneuve said: “930 French citizens or foreigners usually resident in France are today involved in jihad in Iraq and Syria.”

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