France Shooter Did Film Killings

Also: Mohamed Merah was on the US no-fly list
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2012 2:12 PM CDT
Forensic officers search in a car in front of the building where Mohamed Merah, 23, was living on the first floor in Toulouse, southwestern France.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The gunman who terrorized France in recent days filmed all three of his shootings (as suspected) and claimed to have posted them online, a French prosecutor confirmed today. Mohamed Merah, 23, filmed his alleged shootings with a camera strapped to his chest harness, the prosecutor told Sky News. In the first, which depicts the shooting of a soldier on March 11, the gunman can be heard crying, “You kill my brothers; I kill you.”

Merah reportedly claimed to have been linked to al-Qaeda, and US intelligence backs up that assertion; an intelligence official tells CNN that Merah was on the US no-fly list because he'd attended an al-Qaeda training camp.

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