The three men had previously been arrested in Turkey at the end of August, and were handed over to French authorities, who were arrested on their arrival in the country, according Beauveau, confirming information of i- TV. They were immediately placed in custody in the premises of the Directorate General of Internal Security (ISB).
CHILDHOOD FRIEND MERAH
Souad Merah’s husband, aged 29, was known to police. Those arrested also included a man who had previously been arrested in 2007 in a previous case of a terrorist nature. According to i-TV, it is a childhood friend of Mohamed Merah, he knew in the neighborhood of Izards in Toulouse. Aged 27, he is considered the leader of the Artigat chain, named after a village in Ariege where it is installed.
The third man arrested is an old converted 24 year-old native of Albi. . The three men, along with several members of the industry, had left France to fight in Syria in February
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