The wife of an Islamic State (Isis) jihadist who murdered 90 people at the Bataclan concert hall during a string of terrorist attacks in Paris has boasted of her new life in Mosul and said that she was "proud" of her husband, Samy Amimour. The 28-year-old was one of three gunman who executed civilians in the French capital on 13 November before blowing himself up.
Just days after the co-ordinated IS (Daesh) attack which killed 130 people, Amimour's teenage wife, Kahina, emailed a friend praising her husband and life in Iraq. The 18-year-old currently lives in Mosul, an Islamic State (IS) stronghold and Iraq's second city.
She apparently met her husband in Paris in 2013 and soon dropped out of school to join IS after being radicalised. Kahina re-located to Mosul in the summer of 2014 while Amimour planned the attacks on the French capital.
She told Le Parisien: "I have a furnished apartment with a fitted kitchen, two bathrooms and three bedrooms, and I don't pay rent, electricity or water bills. What a great life." Kahina, a mother-of-one, was said to have lived close to Amimour in Paris. He was a former bus driver who was placed on a watch list of potential terrorists after he tried to travel to Yemen in 2012.
Kahina said: "I am so proud of my husband and to vaunt his merits. I knew from the outset (of his plans) and I encouraged my husband to leave to terrorise the French people who have so much blood on their hands." She added: "I'm so envious of (him). I would have loved to have been with him to blow myself up as well."
Amimour was subject to an international arrest warrant in 2013 and his father travelled to IS' de-facto capital, Raqqa, to try and convince him to return. He later adopted the name Abu Hajia – which means war.
She added: "You kill us, we kill you, the equation is simple. As long as you continue to offend Islam and Muslims, you will be potential targets, and not just cops and Jews but everyone."