PARIS — Five ISIS operatives were planning a terrorist attack in France next week, officials said Friday.
The alleged plot involved an arsenal of weapons and guidance from a jihadi coordinator in the Middle East.
Four of the suspects were arrested in Strasbourg and the other in Marseille on Sunday, but details of the allegations were only revealed by Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins on Friday. The men were due to be charged before a judge later.
Their arrest “thwarted an imminent terrorist attack planned for Dec. 1 on French soil,” Molins told a press conference.
The alleged plot would have come just over a year after a group of ISIS-directed jihadis killed 130 people in coordinated attacks across Paris.
The prosecutor didn’t say what next week’s alleged target was, but he revealed that French intelligence services had found “an arsenal of weapons” during the …