Brother of Al-Qaeda killer who shot dead Jewish children and Muslim soldiers in France is CLEARED of assisting the attacks but convicted of terrorist conspiracy

The brother of a French al-Qaeda gunman who murdered four Jews and three soldiers was sentenced to 20 years in jail on Thursday.

A court in Paris ruled Abdelkader Merah guilty of terrorist offences, but not direct complicity in the 2012 attacks, where his younger sibling, Mohamed Merah shot three Jewish children and one of their parents in Toulouse, and three soldiers.

While he was cleared of directly taking part in the murders, he was found guilty of the lesser charge of terrorist conspiracy.