A man claiming to be Mohamed Merah, the Al-Qaeda member who murdered 3 Jewish children in Toulouse, called FRANCE 24 and said that this was only the beginning of the killing. The caller was adament that this was just the beginning of a much larger campaign.
French police continue to lay siege to an apartment block where a self-declared al-Qaeda militant suspected of committing a series of deadly attacks on troops and Jewish children is holed up.
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More details emerging about the gunman from French prosecutor Francois Molins. He tells reporters that the US army sent the gunman back to France after he was arrested in Afghanistan. Afghan police detained Merah and then handed him over to the US Army “who put him on the first plane headed to France,” Mollins says.