‘Trolls, not terrorists’ at Paris attack: Paris prosecutor
France’s top prosecutor has ruled that an attack on a concert hall in Paris in November 2015 by Islamic State militants was not motivated by terrorism.
Prosecutor François Molins said Thursday that the attack was a terrorist attack and not motivated solely by an ideology.
Molins made the decision after reviewing the intelligence reports on the attack, which he said were of “the highest possible priority.”
He said the information “revealed a strong link” between the attacks and IS, a group that has waged a bloody war against the French.
“The attack was motivated by an ideological motivation, but that ideology did not come from an Islamic State group,” Molins told reporters in a statement.
The prosecutor said he would recommend to the French president that the death penalty be imposed for the suspects in the attacks.