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    Three Teen Girls Detained in France for Links to Daesh Militants

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    French security forces have detained three teenage girls on Tuesday for having links to a deceased jihadist, after a high-school student from the same group was held earlier in the day, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The four girls, aged 14-18, were subscribed to an online group who called themselves "The Lionesses" and had ties to an Islamist, Rachid Kassim, who died on February 8 in a drone strike in Iraq, Le Parisien newspaper said.

    The girls were detained in a Paris suburb, in the commune of Creil not far from the capital and in the city of Mulhouse close to the German border. A source close to the inquiry told the paper their communications suggested they could have been preparing an act of violence.

    Kassim was reportedly a member of Daesh, a violent militant group that is outlawed as a terrorist organization in France, Russia and many other countries. The jihadist is suspected of having controlled around 15 terror plots in France.

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