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Captor identified

6 Sep, 2014

A French journalist held hostage in Syria by ISIS identifies the Brussels Jewish Museum suspect, Mehdi Nemmouche, as one of his captors. The journalist, Nicolas Hénin, says:

When Nemmouche wasn’t singing, he was torturing … He was a member of a small French group whose arrival terrorised the fifty Syrian prisoners being held in nearby cells. Every evening, the blows would begin to rain down in the cell where I myself had been interrogated. The torture lasted all night until the morning prayer. The prisoners’ screams were sometimes met with yelling in French.