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The jailing was for a 2012 attack in Toulouse. For an attack in Marseille last month, two jihadists have been extradited to France from Italy.




The Local:

The older brother of a French jihadist who shot dead seven people in Toulouse in 2012, including three Jewish children, was given a 20-year jail sentence Thursday for being part of a terrorist conspiracy.

Abdelkader Merah was however cleared of having a direct hand in his brother Mohamed’s killing of three soldiers and attack on a Jewish school, where he gunned down a rabbi, two of the rabbi’s children, aged three and five, and an eight-year-old girl.

The trial was the first arising out of a wave of violence by mostly homegrown radical Islamists that has claimed the lives of more than 240 people in France in the past five years.

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