Official: No sign French suspect had al-Qaida ties
Published 03/23/2012, The Dickinson Press
PARIS (AP) — Investigators have found no signs the suspected gunman behind a deadly string of attacks in southern France was under orders from al-Qaida or any militant group, a top French official said Friday — disputing Mohamed Merah's claim of terrorist ties before he died in a shootout with commandos.Word count: 939
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