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Girlfriend to Posthumously Marry Slain French Victim

President Sarkozy gives special OK for pregnant woman
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2012 4:46 PM CDT

(Newser) – One of the victims killed by Mohamed Merah in France will be married posthumously to his pregnant girlfriend. Abel Chennouf, a French paratrooper, was shot dead by Merah on March 15 in the town of Menoutban. Chennouf's expecting girlfriend, Caroline Monet, received a special authorization from President Nicolas Sarkozy for the marriage, reports AFP via Raw Story. Merah, 24, claimed links to al-Qaeda and was killed after a 32-hour standoff with police. (Read more Abel Chennouf stories.)

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