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Al-Jazeera ops not to air Merah shootings videos
 Part of channel(s): 2012 Midi-Pyrénées and Toulouse shootings (current event)


The al-Jazeera TV channel has decided not to broadcast video material it has received that shows the attacks carried out by Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah.

Officials at the Qatar-based channel announced the decision after a plea by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Merah filmed himself killing seven people, including Jewish children and unarmed soldiers, before he was shot dead after a 32-hour siege last week.

Police believe the video may have been posted by an accomplice of Merah.

Mr Sarkozy welcomed al-Jazeera's decision and pledged to do all he could to block the transmission of the video should any other media outlet attempt to show it.

Commenting on its decision, al-Jazeera said: "The Paris bureau received a video from an anonymous source [on Monday] entitled Al-Qaeda Attaque la France [Al-Qaeda Attacks France] that appears to show the recent killings

Added: Mar-27-2012 Occurred On: Mar-27-2012
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