Cherif Kouachi has been named as one of the terror suspects in the January 7 murders of 12 journalists and cops in Paris. The other suspects have been named as Said Kouachi and Hamid Mourad. All of the suspects are believed been located but it’s unclear if they have been arrested.
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Two of the three gunmen on the loose after murdering 12 people at the French satirical magazine Wednesday have been identified as Paris-born brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, French nationals of Algerian origin aged 34 and 32.
Cherif was part of an Iraqi jihadi network dismantled in Paris and sentenced to three years in prison on terror charges in May 2008. The two returned from Syria in summer.
The third terrorist, Hamyd Mourad, 18, is of no fixed abode or known nationality. Last year, he reportedly was enrolled in a lycée in Charleville-Mezières around 50 miles from the Champagne capital of Reims, northeastern France.