A magazine run by the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) says the widow of the gunman who attacked a Jewish kosher grocery in Paris last month is now living in territory under its control.
The magazine put out by ISIS in both French and English includes a purported interview with Hayat Boumeddiene, the widow of Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed in the attack that left four others dead.
The interview marks the first time the group has officially said that Boumeddiene is in its territory, though neither the claim or the veracity of the interview has been independently confirmed.
After the Jan. 9 attack, France launched a search for Boumeddiene and described her as armed and dangerous, before Turkish officials said she had entered Turkey days earlier and crossed into Syria on Jan. 8.
In the interview, which identifies the interviewee as Coulibaly’s wife without giving her name, she praises life under ISIS, saying, “It is good to live in the land that is governed by the laws of God.”
She also gives advice for Muslim women and says that Coulibaly was intent on joining ISIS when it proclaimed a Caliphate.
The magazine, Dar al-Islam, says it is the second edition and began circulating online on Wednesday. Its cover features an image of the Eiffel Tower and the words, “May Allah Curse France.”
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