French militant made audio recording claiming Paris attacks: Probe source

AFP , Tuesday 17 Nov 2015

An armed policeman stands guard as other policemn check motorists' identities as part of security measures set following terrorist attacks in Paris on November 17, 2015 at the French-Belgium border in Neuville-en-Ferrain.(Photo:AFP)

A French militant named Fabien Clain made the audio recording of the ISIS statement claiming the Paris attacks which was published online, a source close to the investigation told AFP.

The 35-year-old is a veteran of radical Islamist networks in the French city of Toulouse and was close to Mohamed Merah who shot dead seven people, including three Jewish children, in 2012.

He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2009 for recruiting jihadists, after which he left for Syria.

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