France: Moroccan Secret services tipped off French authorities on a terror act

Moroccan intelligence services warned French authority of the Tuesday terror act against Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray Roman Catholic Church which claimed the life of priest Jacques Hamel. Morocco sent the photo of the second attacker, French Magazine Marianne reports.
Marianne in a Thursday report claimed that French authorities were sent on July 22; four days before the attack, the photo of Abdel Malik Petitjean; the second attacker of the church, by Moroccan intelligence services but they ignored the warning.
Abdel Malik, 19, was also killed on Tuesday along with his accomplice Adel Kermiche by French security forces after slaughtering Father Hamel, 86, in his church.
The teenage boy originating from Savoie, has been tagged “S” by French security authorities since June 29 for trying to join Syria via Turkey like Kermiche, Marianne noted citing a security source.
Abdel Malik was first spotted on June 10 along with another French IS sympathizer also tagged “S” as they tried to fly to Turkey via Switzerland. He was able to enter Turkey because he was unknown to Turkish authorities, Marianne further reports.
Turkish authorities tagged him “S” and transferred his details [without adding his photo] to French authorities late June. He was then tagged “S” and “To be arrested upon return” by French authorities.
Marianne further revealed that Abdel Malik returned to France unnoticed by French security until he committed the crime.
Three members of his entourage were arrested on Wednesday for interrogation, Marianne noted.
Moroccan intelligence services had also in November tipped off French authorities on the hideout of Paris November attacks mastermind; Abdelhamid Abaaoud. He was killed in a police raid in a rundown at Saint Denis, days after the attacks.

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