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    Paris Orly Airport: Armed Assailant Shouted 'I Am Here To Die For Allah'

    By Melissa Bell, Laura Smith-Spark and Steve Almasy, CNN
    Updated 4:42 PM ET, Sat March 18, 2017

    Paris (CNN)A man holding a gun on a French female soldier at Orly Airport shouted, “I am here to die for Allah. There will be deaths,” before two of the soldier’s comrades shot the attacker dead Saturday morning, a prosecutor told reporters.

    None of the soldiers were wounded, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said. The suspect, identified by Molins as Ziyed Ben Belgacem also is accused of shooting a police officer earlier in the day when he stole the officer’s weapon. That officer has non-life-threatening wounds, officials said.

    Molins said the suspect had been imprisoned several times on violence and theft convictions, including one five-year stint that began in 2009.

    French terrorism investigators will lead the inquiry into the attacks, Molins said.



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  • HIP56948 (3286 posts)
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    1. Mr. Ziyed Ben Belgacem was not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer.

  • TwilightSporkle (1795 posts)
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    2. Well, not everyone cna achieve their life goals so quickly. Good for him.

    What if I want to tell you to leave me and my beloved ones in peace

    But you only understand the language of the sword

    I let the blade do the talking

    So my tongue shall become iron

    And my words the mighty roar of war

  • Entrepreneur (2348 posts)
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    3. I'll wait for the video footage with audio.

    “The attacker … was under supervision by authorities …  was known to intelligence services.”


    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness" - J.K. Galbraith
    • Stockholmer (3167 posts)
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      4. They almost always are, especially in France

  • Aldroud (967 posts)
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    5. Well, mission accomplished then