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France’s most wanted woman is already in SYRIA: Deli gunman’s ‘wife’ crossed the border to Spain and flew on to Turkey more than a week ago
- Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, is the ‘wife’ of gunman Amedy Coulibaly
- He killed a policewoman and then four hostages in a kosher bakery
- Police source said Boumeddiene flew to Turkey via Madrid on January 2
- She was believed to have crossed the Turkey- Syria border on Thursday
- Police are interrogating wives of Kouachi brothers in a bid to trace her
- Coulibaly was killed as commandos stormed the kosher bakery
The wife of the Paris supermarket gunman may be in Syria, police sources have said.
Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, is partner of Amedy Coulibaly, who killed a policewoman and then four hostages at a kosher bakery.
A police source said she flew to Turkey via Madrid on January 2, despite alleged sightings of her in Paris on Thursday.
Authorities in Istanbul then reported seeing a woman matching her description cross the Turkey- Syria border on Thursday, the day her husband killed policewoman Clarissa Jean-Phillipe.
Sources say she had a return ticket from Istanbul to Madrid for yesterday but failed to show for the flight.
Police were today interrogating the wives of the Kouachi brothers responsible for the Charlie Hebdo massacre in a bid to track down Boumeddiene.
Hundreds of phone calls between Boumeddiene and Izzana Hamyd, wife of Cherif Kouachi, have shown up on mobile records. Five hundred in all were made last year.
The wife or girlfriend of the older Kouachi brother, Said, is also being held.
French Algerian Boumeddiene is now not thought to have been with Coulibaly at any time in the Kosher Supermarket and to have fled immediately after the killing.
Wearing a skimpy bikini with her arms wrapped around her lover’s waist, this is Boumeddiene before she turned into a jihadi killer’s accomplice and became France’s most wanted woman.
Photographs of the ‘wife’ of the Kosher supermarket hostage killer reveal how she was radicalised by the man she would go on to marry.
Her husband Amedy Coulibaly is dead, one of the three terrorists who brought France to a halt in 48 hours of bloodshed.
Now, 26-year-old Boumeddiene is on the run and is believed to be ‘armed and dangerous’.
Coulibaly died in a hail of bullets along with four hostages in the storming of the Jewish supermarket.
The couple ‘married’ in a religious ceremony after Boumedienne, who was never seen without her veil, waited four years for him to come out of jail following his conviction for armed robbery.
The couple were never married in a civil ceremony – the only form of marriage legally accepted in France.