The video lasts just a minute. In the images broadcast Wednesday, July 27 by the Islamic state, via its communications agency QAMA, Adel Abdel-Malik Kermiche and P. pledge allegiance to the terrorist organization.
the two authors of the murder of Jacques Hamel priest facing the side of a symbol of EI, one of them reciting in Arabic with a strong emphasis on traditional text of allegiance to the “emir of the believers “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. B Arbus, a turban, they have it under Abu Omar war names and Abu Jalil al-Hanafi and swear “obedience” to the head of EI by keeping the hand.
A few hours after the attack against the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, the terrorist group had claimed that the priest Jacques Hamel was executed by two of its “soldiers” in response “to calls to target countries in the coalition,” which fights EI in Syria and Iraq.
Two stuck monitored by S information
If the identity of Adel Kermiche had already been confirmed by the investigation, this video allegiance presence at his side of Abdel – Malik P., 19, from Saint-Die-des-Vosges. The individual present on the video corresponds line for line in the picture accompanying the note circulated by the coordination unit of counter-terrorism (UCLAT – counterterrorism, Ed), July 22, just four days before the attack against the church of St. -Etienne-du-Rouvray.
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So far the court had no evidence to its formal identification such as a fingerprint or a DNA because Abdel -Malik P. was never convicted but the latter however was under a sheet “S” recently issued.
the survey was oriented quickly to this former resident of the vocational school Marlioz in Aix-les-Bains (Savoie). Reportedly, i l had just get his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2015. Since Tuesday, a search had covered his mother’s apartment in Aix-les-Bains, where the young man lived and the home of another family member in Montlucon in Allier. Reportedly, it is also in Montlucon that ‘Abdel Malik P. had changed its name in 2009 to adopt the name of his father.
According to a friend of his, quoted by the “Dauphiné Libéré “, he frequented a mosque in the city but had “never mind the foolish or related Daech and terrorism. “
His accomplice, Adel Kermiche was he, already passed into the hands of French justice for acts linked to terrorism. Twice in spring 2015, he had sought in vain to reach Syria via Germany and Switzerland.
Arrested May 14, 2015 in Turkey and delivered to French authorities, he was imprisoned for 10 months before being released March 18, 2016 and placed under electronic bracelet. He was wearing his electronic bracelet at the time of the attack.
L.B. and V.L