Hunted woman left France - source

2015-01-10 19:46
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Paris - The suspected female accomplice of Islamists behind attacks in Paris left France last week and traveled to Syria via Turkey, a source familiar with the situation said on Saturday.

French police are searching for 26-year-old old Hayat Boumeddiene, believed to be the partner of a man who killed a police woman and four people at a Jewish supermarket on Friday.

Meanwhile AFP reported that a "survivors' issue" of Charlie Hebdo to be published in a few days will also be sold outside France because of the huge global attention on the satirical weekly after the massacre of its top staff - marking a turnaround for a publication that just a week ago was on the brink of folding.

The remaining employees of the paper are putting out the special edition on Wednesday, with one million copies to be printed instead of the usual 60 000.

Public appeal

In a sign of the international support, the slogan #JeSuisCharlie has now been used more than five million times online, making it the most-shared hashtag for France-related topics ever.

All money from sales of the issue are to go to the families of the 12 people murdered in the attack on Charlie Hebdo's offices by two Islamist gunmen.

The massacre wiped out five of the newspaper's leading cartoonists. The surviving members of the publication are working in premises loaned by the newspaper Liberation to produce the new issue.

The newspaper, named after the American comic book character Charlie Brown ("Hebdo" is French slang for weekly), had only in November made a public appeal for donations to keep going.

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