Killer of France clergyman was Syria-obsessed time bomb

A picture taken in front of the Saint-Etienne du Rouvray church on July 27, 2016, shows candels and a writing reading "rest in peace" at a make shift memorial after the priest Jacques Hamel was killed on July 26 in his church during a hostage-taking claimed by Islamic State group.AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 28, 2016, on page 6.




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