Killer's fugitive girlfriend is in Syria: sources

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Killer's fugitive girlfriend is in Syria: sources
A woman, believed to be Hayat Boumeddiene, pictured with terrorist Amedy Coulibaly.

A woman wanted by police in connection with this week's terror attacks probably went to Turkey or Syria before the attack, police sources have told French media.


An anonymous police source told newspaper Le Figaro that Hayat Boumeddiene, the girlfriend of dead terrorist Amedy Coulibaly, took a flight from Madrid to Turkey on 2nd January.

Coulibaly was killed on Friday after taking hostages at a Paris kosher supermarket. He told TV reporters during the siege that he had was a member of the Islamic State (Isis) terror group. The day before, he killed a policewoman in the Paris suburb or Montrouge together with an accomplice, said by police at the time to be thought to be Boumeddiene.


Video footage of her at the airport has been seen by authorities, the source said. 

Le Figaro also reports that Turkish authorities saw a woman fitting Boumeddiene’s description crossing the border from Turkey to Syria on Thursday - the day her boyfriend killed a policewoman in Paris.



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