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article imageToulouse assassin regretted failing to carry out more killings

By Katerina Nikolas     Mar 22, 2012 in World
Mohammed Merah, the Toulouse assassin who was killed by a shot to the head earlier on Thursday, regretted that he had not killed more people.
Alarabiya reported that Merah had been holed up silently for 12 hours when police made the decision to raid his apartment. During negotiations Merah said he had trained with al-Qaeda in Pakistan's Waziristan area, and the murders he committed were motivated by the deaths of Palestinian children and the involvement of the French army in Afghanistan.
The BBC reported that French anti-terror chief Francois Molins said that Merah had planned to kill again. The killer had expressed no remorse for the killings and that he wanted to kill more people. Israel National News quoted Molins saying "He has no regrets, except not having more time to kill more people and he boasts that he has brought France to its knees."
In spite of his alleged links to al-Qaeda, Merah did not present himself as a typical jihadist, as Molins recounted the killer had said that he "does not have the soul of a martyr and that he prefers to kill but to stay alive himself."
Although Merah told French authorities that he was acting as a lone extremist, Fontcraft reported French Minister of the Interior Claude Guéant has said Merah has direct links to the group Forsane Alizza, comprised of Islamic extremists.
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