Friday, October 14, 2016

Suspicions to attack: a couple in link with Rashid Kassim in police custody – The Express

A young man 21 years of age and its companion minor of 17 years old were arrested Tuesday and placed in custody, suspected of wanting to commit an attack jihadist in France, a-t-on learned on Friday of justice source, confirming information of iTélé. The investigations showed that they were linked to Rashid Kassim, a propagandist of the group islamic State suspected of téléguider of the attacks in France since the area iraq-syria, via the e-mail encrypted Telegram.

The Directorate general of internal security (ISB) information was evoking suspicions of passage to the act, according to a source close to the investigation. The anti-terrorist section of the parquet de Paris had opened an investigation on this couple, at the beginning of the month.

A converted pregnant 17-year-old

The couple were arrested at Noisy-le-Sec (Seine-Saint-Denis), in the paris suburbs. The young girl, pregnant, was converted at the age of 15 years, under the influence of her boyfriend, according to this source. To the investigators, she explained that she could not pass the act because she was expecting a child, explained the same source.

According to investigators, Rashid Kassim has sponsored the attack in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray (Seine-Maritime), where Adel Kermiche and Abdel Malik Petitjean have killed a priest in a church on July 26. Investigators are also wondering if he was able to inspire the double murder of Magnanville (Yvelines), where Larossi Abballa killed a police officer and his girlfriend on June 13.

fifteen people, including minors, have been indicted since this summer, suspected of wanting to commit a violent action inspired by the calls for the murder of Rashid Kassim.


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