A Paris court handed out jail terms of between 22 and 30 years to three jihadists after they were found guilty of plotting a terror attack in the French capital in December 2016.
The court handed Strasbourg residents Hicham Makran and his friend Yassine Bousseria 22 and 24 years respectively, and a longer sentence to Moroccan national Hicham El-Hanafi.
The court also ruled that El-Hanafi will be permanently banned from French territory upon the completion of his sentence. All three men will be put on the French terrorist offences register, Franceinfo reports.
According to the broadcaster, none of the three men reacted as the verdict was read. The defendants have ten days to launch an appeal.
The 2016 arrests were part of the cyber-infiltration operation Ulysses, by France’s General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI), after an informant close to the Islamic State circles noted that the suspects were attempting to purchase