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France’s most-wanted widow is with the IS, confirms interview

France’s most-wanted widow is with the IS, confirms interview
The text interviews in French and English, published on Wednesday and Thursday, did not directly name Hayat Boumeddiene or show images of her, instead identifying her only as the wife of Amedy Coulibaly, or Umm Basur al-Muhajirah. She is considered key to the probe into the attacks in Paris, which left 20 people dead including the gunmen, although she left France just beforehand.

The publication is the first confirmation from IS that she had joined the group in Syria, as was widely believed after a posthumous video emerged of Coulibaly pledging allegiance to its leader. In the responses laced with references to the Quran, she called on women to be patient and make life easier for their men.

She said Coulibaly himself would also have gone to Syria had it not “conflicted with his intent to carry out the operations in France”. There was no way to confirm the circumstances of the interview, or even if the responses were hers. Boumeddiene is believed to have traveled to Turkey and then crossed into Syria around the same time as the January 7-9 attacks.
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