Toulouse gunman ‘was being watched’
Published: 10 Aug 2012 09:54 GMT+1
Updated: 10 Aug 2012 09:54 GMT+1
French security services had watched Toulouse shooter Mohamed Merah since the end of 2009 and judged his behaviour “worrying” in late 2011, according to declassified documents seen by AFP.
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As part of a probe into his killings, France’s DCRI domestic intelligence agency has released documents relating to the Al-Qaeda-inspired Islamist who killed seven people in March.
French intelligence has been criticised since it emerged that it was known Merah had travelled to Pakistan and Afghanistan before he went on his killing
Both Merah and his older brother Abdelkader had been under surveillance by the DCRI since 2009, according to the documents, in particular after the two travelled in 2010 to Egypt, where Merah went to learn Arabic.