Rebels from Al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front waving their brigade flag as they step on the top of a Syrian air force helicopter, in Idlib province, northern Syria January 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)
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France plans to ban individuals linked to radical Islamist groups from leaving the country in a bid to prevent attacks by militants returning from the Middle East, according to a draft bill set to be unveiled Wednesday.Of that figure, some 600 French nationals are either currently in Syria or planning to go there, he said.French national Mehdi Nemmouche, arrested on charges of shooting dead four people in May at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, is suspected to have spent most of last year in Syria, fighting with Islamist rebels. Cazeneuve said about 100 people were currently on their way back to France from Syria.Until Mohammad Merah, a young Al-Qaeda-inspired gunman, killed seven people including three Jewish children in March 2013, France had not suffered a major attack since 1995, when the Algerian Armed Islamic Group bombed a Paris metro station, killing eight people and wounding dozens.
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