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 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.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
France immigration war
Toulouse, Occitanie, France
France (FR) is estimated to have a population of 66.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.5% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.7 million.