France shootings: Doubt cast on media reports


A number of media reports on the shooting of four people in the French Alps have been questioned by the owners of the campsite where the al-Hilli family stayed.

Details relating to Saad al-Hilli's behaviour and payment have been contradicted, and a "mysterious Balkan man" reported to have been on site has been explained as an Italian man who was using the site's swimming pool.

Saad al-Hilli was shot dead with his wife, mother-in-law and a cyclist in the French Alps on Wednesday. French police have spoken briefly to his eldest daughter, Zainab, but are still waiting to question the seven-year-old, who was brought out of a coma on Sunday.

The BBC's Christian Faser says French prosecutors are pursuing a number of lines of inquiry.

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