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FILE - In this Aug.21, 2015 file photo, a police officer videos the crime scene inside a Thalys train at Arras train station, northern France, after a gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon. No one died, but few if any passengers on car 12 of a train to Paris would have reached their destination alive if the attack plot five years ago had gone off as planned, prosecutors contended at the month-long trial of an Islamic State operative. The proceedings end Thursday with the verdict. (AP Photo, File)

French court convicts IS operative over foiled train attack

Dec. 17, 2020 3:19 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Thursday convicted an Islamic State operative over a train attack five years ago that was foiled with the dramatic intervention of three American passengers. The special terrorism court sentenced Morocco-born Ayoub El Khazzani to life in prison, with 22 years guaranteed...