PARIS (AP) — A French anti-terrorism judge says a sarin gas attack in Syria has become a key draw for jihadist fighters who want to battle Bashar Assad's regime in the country's civil war.
Marc Trevidic pointed to "exponential" growth in the number of French residents or citizens who have sought to join jihadists in Syria. French officials estimate the number at around 110.
A U.N. report has confirmed sarin was used in an Aug. 21 attack outside Damascus in which hundreds were killed. The report didn't specify the culprits, but Western powers have accused Assad's regime — a claim he has denied.
Trevidic said Wednesday such suspicion of sarin use by the regime "motivates" foreign jihadists and "demonstrably" has lured more into Syria. He said he didn't have any exact figures.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.