Keyword: Montauban

How Paris trial shone light on violent, hate-filled world of Merah family

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Zoulikha Aziri, the mother of Mohamed and Kader Merah, on the first day of the trial into the 2012 murders at Toulouse and Montauban. © REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer Zoulikha Aziri, the mother of Mohamed and Kader Merah, on the first day of the trial into the 2012 murders at Toulouse and Montauban. © REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

On Thursday November 2nd, 2017, Abdelkader 'Kader' Merah was cleared of being an accomplice to his brother Mohamed's 2012 murder of three soldiers and four Jewish civilians, including three children, in south-west France, but found guilty of being part of a terrorist conspiracy. Mediapart examines what the trial in Paris revealed about the family from which both men came. As Matthieu Suc reports, it was a family characterised by casual, routine violence and hatred, against a backdrop of anti-Semitism and radical Islam.

Rampaging knifeman shot by police in south-west France

A man wielding a knife assaulted three people in the street in Montauban, near Toulouse, before being shot and wounded by police who said the motive for the attack was unclear.

Mystery remains over motive for SW France soldier killings

Mystery surrounds separate but linked shootings in SW France targetting French soldiers that have three dead and one critically wounded.