The year 2015 was particularly murderous for France. Ten months before the attacks of November 13, the premises of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were targeted. On the morning of January 7, 2015, two heavily armed and hooded men entered and killed eleven people in a handful of minutes. Among their victims, we find famous cartoonists of the media such as Cabu, Charb, Honoré, Tignous and Wolinski, but also the police officer Ahmed Merabet, shot at point blank range. The attackers are called Saïd and Chérif Kouachi. They flee by claiming responsibility for their crime. The police find them in a printing house in Dammartin-en-Goële after 48 hours on the run. However, they will not emerge alive from their clash with the GIGN.

But according to Romain Agure, invited in Touche Pas at Mon Poste this Friday, January 7, an error could have been made shortly before the facts. He was a member of the GIGN assault column against the Kouachi brothers. The authorities could have turned to other individuals, perhaps allowing the perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo attack to escape. “There is a vehicle that was the same model and the same color as the vehicle reported, individuals who show up at the end of the street,” said the former agent and father of two. “Little emotional lift,” he recalled. Because he and his colleagues were in a hurry: to put an end to the two attackers. They quickly realize the misunderstanding that awaited them. “It was, I think, someone coming out of work.”

A sober tribute to Charlie Hebdo

Seven years after the tragedy, the French have not forgotten. The proof, the tributes multiplied within the political class this Friday January 7, 2022. The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin and the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo paid tribute to the victims of the jihadist attacks of Charlie Hebdo and of the magazine Hyper Hide, where Amedy Coulibaly had entered on January 9, 2015, killing three customers and an employee. The mayor and the tenant of Beauvau went to 10, rue Nicolas-Appert, where the former premises of the weekly were located, before praying a few meters further, where Ahmed Merabet was killed. Then direction Porte de Vincennes, in front of the Kosher supermarket. No speech was made, in accordance with the wishes of the families of the victims.

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Lara T.
Lara T.

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