Seven Men Linked to Iraq Recruitment Cell Convicted in Paris Court

The seven men – five Frenchmen, one Algerian and one Moroccan between 24 and 40 years old – were convicted of criminal asocial with a terrorist enterprise and sentenced to between 18 months and seven years in prison for helping funnel fights to Iraq’s insurgency. Most acknowledged going to Iraq after the U-S-led invasion in 2003, but denied accusations they were involved in recruiting French fighters. The judge, however, claims there was ample evidence for convictions.