PARIS (AP) — The Islamic State group has published what it says is an interview with the widow of the French gunman who attacked a kosher supermarket and a police officer in Paris last month, killing five people before he died in a raid by security forces.
The text interviews in French and English, published Wednesday and Thursday, did not directly name Hayat Boumeddiene nor show images of her. It appeared to be the first confirmation from IS that she had joined the group in Syria, as was widely believed after a posthumous video emerged of her husband, Amedy Coulibaly, pledging allegiance to its leader.
In the stilted responses laced with references to the Quran, she called on women to be patient and make life easier for their men.
Boumeddiene is believed to have traveled to Turkey and then crossed into Syria around the same time as the Jan. 7-9 attacks were unfolding in Paris.