That was quick.
Police ‘locate two armed suspects’ in hunt for Charlie Hebdo gunmen as ‘killers’ are revealed to be brothers ‘trained in Yemen as assassins’ with links to terror groups going back TEN YEARS
Two armed suspects wanted over the Charlie Hebdo massacre have been located in northern France after shots were fired at a petrol station. Two men in balaclavas fitting the description of brothers Cherif (bottom right) and Said Kouachi (top right) were seen near Villers-Cotterêt, close to Reims, after apparently robbing the station.
An attendant was said to have identified the men, who drove off in a white Renault Clio with number plates covered up in the direction of Paris with ‘exposed Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers’ inside the vehicle. It was revealed today that the brothers have links to terror groups stretching back almost a decade.
French police officer Ahmed Merabet (identified on Twitter, above), whose terrifying execution at the hands of the Paris gunmen was caught on camera, was a married 42-year-old Muslim. Mr Merabet was a cycle cop assigned to the 11th arrondissement. More here.
A video from the scene of the massacre shows married officer Ahmed Merabet, 42 – believed to be a Muslim – lying on the pavement and begging for mercy before being shot at point-blank range. More here.
Cherif, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34, are orphans who grew up in Rennes before moving to a council estate in Paris where they became involved in a life of petty crime, drugs, and radical Islam. Cherif was once described as a ‘loser’ who used all the money he got working as a pizza deliver driver to buy cannabis. He also appeared on French TV posing as a rapper in 2005 (top). Today a Facebook page emerged under the name of Said Kouachi, showing images of a man training with an AK-47 rifle (bottom left) and bullets (bottom right). More here.