The weekend news in France has not calmed down much since the end of the hostage situations and the deaths of three terrorists. There was a bomb threat on Saturday that ended up closing three theaters in Paris.
— Stefan de Vries (@stefandevries) January 10, 2015
Then the news broke that Hayat Boumeddiene, common law wife of terrorist Amedy Coulibaly, who died when police stormed the kosher supermarket where he had murdered four people and was holding others hostage, may not have been at the supermarket at all. In fact, she may not even be in France.
People familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal that Boumeddiene left France before this week’s carnage which began with the massacre of 12 people in a command-style attack at the office of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine Wednesday.
She crossed into Syria from Turkey, the people told the paper.
The Associated Press reported Saturday that a Turkish intelligence official said authorities believe Boumeddiene came through Turkey days before and also believe she may have crossed into Syria.
The official said a woman by the same name of the common law wife of Amedy Coulibaly flew to Istanbul on Jan. 2.
The official said the woman resembled a widely distributed photo of the woman, Hayat Boumeddiene. The official said she landed at Sabiha Gokcen, which is Istanbul’s secondary airport, stayed two nights in Istanbul before traveling to Sanliurfa near the border with Syria and “then disappeared.”
Police can find no evidence that Boumeddiene was at the kosher supermarket. French authorities still want her apprehended, and quickly.
The 26-year-old could hold the key to the ongoing terror investigation, as police admit they could be dealing with a larger extremist cell and al Qaeda threaten more attacks.
In the meantime, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his heartfelt condolences to the French President Francois Hollande.
I sent this letter today to French President François Hollande, in wake of the terrorist attack yesterday in Paris pic.twitter.com/qTH2YgbCx8
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) January 8, 2015
And then he decided to visit France himself.
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