Islam Alloush – Q&A from the press briefing (6 February 2020)


Q: In what circumstances did Islam Alloush, formerly a senior figure in the Syrian Salafist group Jaish al-Islam, who is suspected of war crimes, receive a visa to study in Aix-en-Provence? Was this visa issued by the French consulate in Istanbul, as several sources close to the case report, and on what basis?

A: A short-stay visa was issued on the basis of a complete file, after he was questioned by the appropriate ministerial departments.