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Switzerland Indicts Woman For Attempting to Join Islamic State

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Switzerland's attorney general's office said Thursday it indicted a 30-year-old woman for trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State militant group.

A statement said the attorney general had evidence that the woman, who is a Swiss citizen, traveled two years ago with her four-year-old son from Egypt to Greece in an attempt to go further to Turkey and into Syria.

The woman was stopped by Greek authorities, and then later arrested in Zurich in January 2016 as she returned to Switzerland.

Her name was not released.

The attorney general's office said in its statement that it has a strict policy of prosecuting what it called "Jihadi travelers."

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