© ReutersMohamed Merah, French citizen of Algerian decent, French intelligence asset and convenient scapegoat in the Montauban/Toulouse killings
The Algerian lawyer hired by the family of the shooter who killed seven people in France in March said Monday she would launch proceedings next week against the elite police unit that killed him.

"I am ready to travel to France Thursday or Saturday to start the complaint procedure against the RAID (elite unit) next Monday," Zahia Mokhtari told AFP.

Mohamed Merah, a self-confessed al-Qaeda follower, was killed in a police siege in Toulouse after shooting dead seven people, including three Jewish children, in a spree that shocked France.

His family in Algeria says the French forces did not do enough to attempt to take him alive and Mokhtari claims she has video evidence.

She said she would be assisted in the French court procedure by Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, who is the lawyer of Illich Ramirez Sanchez -- best known as Carlos the Jackal -- and even married the Venezuelan revolutionary in 2001.

"Isabelle Coutant-Peyre will help me with the complaint procedure because of her knowledge of the French justice system," the Algerian lawyer said.

Comment: There is absolutely no evidence that Merah confessed to anything, including that he was from "al-Qaeda" or that he was the author of the killings. The so-called confession was allegedly made to a France 24 journalist by telephone. The recording of this alleged phone call has not been released - and won't be, for the reason that it wasn't him. Strong evidence suggests that Merah was just a patsy in this affair and that he was NOT the assassin of French paratroopers and the Jewish school victims. See: Toulouse Attacks: The Official Story of the Death of Mohamed Merah is a Lie