French Alps killing probe review next week: prosecutor

14th March 2013, Comments 0 comments

Investigators from five countries probing the murder of a British-Iraqi family in the French Alps will meet next week in the Netherlands to review progress, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

The meeting in The Hague on March 19 and 20 will draw investigators from France, Britain, Iraq, Spain and Sweden, French prosecutor Eric Maillaud said.

Police in France have been struggling to solve the case of the shootings last year in the Haute-Savoie department, where Saad al-Hilli, his wife Iqbal and her mother Suhaila al-Allaf were all found dead inside their estate car near Lake Annecy on September 5, along with a French cyclist who investigators believe was an innocent bystander.

The couple's two young daughters survived the attack, which took place in the village of Chevaline.


© 2013 AFP

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