Partner of Paris kosher market terrorist: It's good to be on ISIS soil

Latest issue of ISIS magazine purports to feature Hayat Boumedienne who was thought to have crossed into Syria from Turkey last month.

February 12, 2015 08:34
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Hayat Boumeddiene

Hayat Boumeddiene. (photo credit: screenshot)


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Hayat Boumedienne, the suspected accomplice and widow of Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four Jews at a kosher supermarket in Paris last month, is safely in ISIS territory in Syria, according to the latest issue of the group's French language magazine.

Boumedienne is featured in a question and answer feature story in  the group's Dar al Islam magazine. The cover of the magazine shows Paris' Eiffel Tower guarded by a French soldier.

Boumedienne, 26, said in the purported interview that she encountered no difficulties reaching ISIS territory and "she felt good to be on ISIS soil," according to CNN.

She did not provide any detail on her role in the Paris attacks last month, and the magazine offered no photos to corroborate that she had arrived in the territory, according to the report. The magazine called for more attacks against those "insulting the Prophet."

Boumedienne was reported to be in Turkey five days before the attacks last month and crossed into Syria on Jan. 8, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was cited as saying at the time by Anatolian news agency.

French authorities launched a search for Boumeddiene after French anti-terrorist police killed her partner Amedy Coulibaly while storming the Jewish supermarket where he had taken hostages. They described her as armed and dangerous.

Anatolian, on its website, cited Cavusoglu as saying in an interview she had arrived in Istanbul from Madrid on Jan. 2. Turkey had received no request from Paris to deny her access.

Cavusoglu told Anatolian that there was video footage of Boumeddiene at the airport. He also said she stayed at a hotel with another person and that phone records showed she crossed into Syria on January 8.

Those dates would put Boumeddiene in Turkey before the violence in Paris began, and leaving for Syria while the attackers were still hiding from police.

Coulibaly said he was carrying out the attack in the name of Islamic State, a militant Islamist group that has seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria.

Seventeen people, including journalists and policemen, were killed in three days of violence that began with the storming of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, Jan. 7, and ended with a hostage-taking at a kosher supermarket on Friday when four hostages were killed.

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