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French court jails IS operative for life over foiled 2015 train attack

A French court jails for life a Moroccan Islamic State operative who planned a terror attack on a Paris-bound international train in 2015, only to be thwarted by passengers including off-duty US soldiers.

The Paris court convicts Ayoub El Khazzani, now 31, over the August 2015 plot on the Amsterdam-Paris high-speed Thalys train and also issues sentences of between seven and 27 years to three accomplices.

— AFP

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