Seven people arrested by French authorities on suspicion of financing terrorist groups in Syria

PARIS — The Dernières Minute Alzas newspaper reported that French authorities have arrested seven people as part of an investigation by the National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office regarding a visit by a man to Syria who is suspected of providing funds to terrorist groups in the country.

The newspaper reported that the seven arrested men are from the Caucasus, five specifically from the Chechnya community and two believed to be from Georgia.

According to a judicial source, the seven men are between 28 and 48-years-old. They are now under preliminary investigation by the National Anti-Terrorism Prosecution on charges related to establishing suspicious relations in Syria and a possible relation with a fund transfer network in Syria.