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French neighbors puzzle over Maxime Hauchard, accused in beheadings
French neighbors puzzle over Maxime Hauchard, accused in beheadings

The modest white stucco house set back from the road in this Normandy village near Rouen has been shuttered for more than a week. "They've gone. We don't know when they'll be back," said Rene Bret, a next-door neighbor. Like everyone else in this village, he is shocked and puzzled by the allegation that 22-year-old Maxime Hauchard, who lived with his parents and younger sister in the house, is a knife-wielding terrorist. . Hauchard was identified by French authorities as one of the militants involved in the beheadings of American aid worker Peter Kassig and 18 Syrian military captives, shown in a video released Nov. 16 by Islamic State militants. Bret, a...

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