iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — Seven men were arrested in raids last weekend for allegedly planning an imminent terror attack in Paris next week, according to Francois Molins, the French capital’s chief prosecutor.
Five of the men remain in detention after the raids in Strasbourg and Marseille, Molins said, where officials found weapons, ammunition and documents pledging allegiance to ISIS.
The men were allegedly planning an attack for December 1, but investigators could not determine what location they were targeting, according to the chief prosecutor.
An an ISIS-linked commander was giving the men orders, the Paris chief prosecutor said, and investigations showed the group wanted to travel to Syria.
“A large scale terrorist attack has been thwarted,” French President François Hollande said in his only comments about the arrests during a speech Friday.
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