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The Issues With Burying the French Terrorists in France

French law allows local burials, but officials don't want fanatics visiting graves

(Newser) - It's been a week since French gunmen Cherif Kouachi, Said Kouachi, and Amedy Coulibaly were killed , but their bodies remain unburied, probably somewhere in a Paris morgue, the New York Times reports. French law allows for local burial, though an official family request must be made to the mayor... More »

New Video Shows Hebdo Gunmen Evading Police

They shoot at police car, force it to retreat

(Newser) - Newly released video of the Charlie Hebdo assailants shows how they forced a police car to retreat after the rampage. In the video, the two men are seen in the street, reloading their weapons. One shouts, "We have avenged the Prophet Mohammed, we have killed Charlie Hebdo," reports... More »

Paris Man Sorry for Sharing Police-Killing Video

Facebook share was 'stupid reflex,' he says

(Newser) - The Paris man who captured a chilling video of the Charlie Hebdo attackers executing a police officer in the street says sharing it on Facebook was a "stupid reflex" and he wishes he had never done it. Jordi Mir, an engineer, tells the AP that he was "completely... More »

French Police Hunt Widow of Slain Terror Suspect

Hayat Boumeddiene may be an accomplice, say authorities

(Newser) - As police in France track down accomplices of the Kouachi brothers, a 26-year-old woman named Hayat Boumeddiene is near the top of the list. She is the widow of Amedy Coulibaly, the hostage-taker at a kosher market in Paris who was killed in a police raid yesterday. The two were... More »

Man Hiding in Building Sent Texts to Help Paris Cops

Also, hostage-taker at market mistakenly left his phone on

(Newser) - Some intriguing details about the role of cell phones in yesterday's dual raids in France that killed three suspected terrorists:
  • Hidden helper: When Cherif and Said Kouachi holed up in a building outside Paris, they were unaware that a man identified as Lilian Lepere, 26, was hiding inside. He
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Charlie Hebdo Suspects Killed in Police Raid

Kouachi brothers dead; third hostage-taker killed in separate police raid elsewhere

(Newser) - The brothers sought in this week's deadly Paris massacre have been killed in a police raid, reports the BBC . Security forces launched an assault on the building where Said and Cherif Kouachi were holed up outside Paris and killed the pair while freeing the hostage they were holding. One... More »

Paris Suspects Cornered: 2 Hostage Situations

Brothers holed up in small town; separate hostage standoff unfolds in Paris

(Newser) - French security forces have swarmed a small industrial town northeast of Paris in an operation to capture—or, the country's interior minister says, "neutralize"—a pair of armed suspects in the storming of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo . The suspects are believed to be holed up in a... More »

One Paris Suspect Was in TV Program on Extremism

Cherif Kouachi is seen rapping in 2005 documentary on French TV

(Newser) - They couldn't have known it at the time, but viewers of a French TV documentary on extremism in 2005 got a close look at one of the two suspects wanted in yesterday's carnage in Paris. Cherif Kouachi, now 32, appears as a "lanky young man" who, according... More »

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