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Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, a former member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine jailed since 1984 for the murders of a US military attache and an Israeli diplomat, was paroled. The US ambassador criticized the decision, and the French government has filed an appeal.
France became the first Western nation to recognize the Syrian National Coalition as the sole representative of the Syrian people. The French defense minister said France and Europe would not intervene militarily in Mali with either ground or air forces. France is moving two of its unarmed surveillance drones from Afghanistan to Africa.
Souad Merah, the sister of Toulouse shooter Mohamed Merah, is being investigated for "glorifying terrorism." Her brother Abdelghani Merah, who wrote a book castigating the family's culture of anti-Semitism and racial hatred, taped his sister saying she was proud of Mohamed's actions and that she and another brother, Abdelkader, "support[ed] the Salafists, who are the only ones to act."