French police identify 3 perps in Charlie Hebdo attack; 2 returned from Syria last summer

French police identify 3 perps in Charlie Hebdo attack; 2 returned from Syria last summer

[Ed. – No names yet.]

According to Metro, by Wednesday evening local time French law enforcement was aware of the names and birthdates of the alleged perpetrators. Metro reported one of the suspects is 34 years old, another is 32 years old, and the third is 18 years old.

The two older men are reportedly brothers, French citizens, and residents of Paris. Metro reported the younger man is a student whose nationality is unknown and has no fixed address.

Le Point reported French police were focusing on two suspects that the magazine described as “French-Algerian.” According to Le Point the two men, who were 32 and 34-years old, returned to France from Syria last summer. According to Le Point, in 2008, one of these men was tied to an Iraqi network in Paris that allegedly encouraged young men to join militants in Iraq. The magazine reported he was also arrested in 2005 as he attempted to travel to Damascus.  In addition to the two men, Le Point also said police were looking for a suspect who was born in 1996 has no fixed address.

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