A Daily news digest by Jasper van Santen

Toulouse siege: live – Telegraph

In News on March 21, 2012 at 16:44

I suspect that Mohamed Merah will be dead as a doornail by the time the night is out

The French have a healthy way of dealing with people like this.  It certainly ended the right way in Neuilly 19 years ago.

20.20 Journalists and police on the scene in an increasingly cold Toulouse are digging in for a long night – RAID have a history of patience on operations like this – the unit’s first assignment, a hostage negotiation in 1985, lasted 37 hours. The situation at Neuilly in 1993, where Sarkozy was involved, lasted 46 hours. We’re currently on around 18 hours.


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