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Toulouse siege: ‘no evidence gunman had ties to al Qaeda’

Posted By admin On March 24, 2012 @ 4:32 am In World News | Comments Disabled

London Telegraph [1]
March 24, 2012

The admission will fuel speculation that Mohamed Merah was a “lone wolf” and a “self-starter” who co-opted the al Qaeda brand to commit the massacre.

The official, who is close to the investigation into the attacks by Merah, 23, said there is no sign he had “trained or been in contact with organised groups or jihadists”.

Merah was killed in a gunfight with police Thursday after a 32-hour standoff. Prosecutors said he filmed himself carrying out three attacks since March 11, killing three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three French paratroopers with close-range shots to the head.

The killings have rocked France, with┬áPresident Nicolas Sarkozy┬ácalling them a “national tragedy”, and temporarily suspended the country’s presidential campaign.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9163032/Toulouse-siege-no-evidence-gunman-had-ties-to-al-Qaeda.html

[2] Toulouse Siege: Gunman Killed In Shootout: http://www.prisonplanet.com/toulouse-siege-gunman-killed-in-shootout.html

[3] Toulouse Gunman Probably Had Accomplice: http://www.prisonplanet.com/toulouse-gunman-probably-had-accomplice.html

[4] French Intelligence Tracked Toulouse Shooter: http://www.prisonplanet.com/french-intelligence-chief-toulouse-shooter-arrested-by-israel-police-in-2010-for-possession-of-a-knife.html

[5] French gunman jumps to his death in hail of bullets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/french-gunman-jumps-to-his-death-in-hail-of-bullets.html

[6] Report: Woman warned French police over Toulouse shooter years before killings: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-woman-warned-french-police-over-toulouse-shooter-years-before-killings.html

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