Mohammed Merah, the 23-year-old Muslim described by French authorities as a self-styled al-Qaeda jihadist, has been named as the chief suspect in a series of shootings that have left seven people dead. The 2-day standoff with security forces in Toulouse continues.
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Mohamed Merah called FRANCE 24 in the early hours Wednesday a call Frances chief prosecutor, Francois Molins, later confirmed was genuine.
FRANCE24 Speaking to FRANCE 24s senior editor Ebba Kalondo for 11 minutes in clear French, he said that his actions were part of a much larger campaign and that the country could expect further attacks in Lyon, Marseille and Paris.Asked why he had killed four Jewish people including three children at a school in Toulouse on March 19, he said: The Jews kill our brothers and sisters in Palestine.