Mohamed Merah and the Secret Services A Serial Killer Under Observation

A debate is beginning in France over possible failures of the country's security and intelligence agencies. Prior to his killing spree, Mohamed Merah had been placed on a government list of radical Islamist fundamentalists. And there were even clues leading to his mother after the first murder. Could authorities have acted sooner?
A TV grab of Mohamed Merah: The killer had been monitored for several years by intelligence agencies in Toulouse.

A TV grab of Mohamed Merah: The killer had been monitored for several years by intelligence agencies in Toulouse.

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Photo Gallery: Suspected French Terrorist Killed in Raid

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