Did a lack of economic opportunity at home play a role in setting Anis Amri on the path to terrorism? Journalist Christel Haas travelled to Oueslatia, the Tunisian hometown of the man who drove a truck through a Berlin Christmas market.
Almost a year after Anis Amri drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, startling police "failures" in the case have come to light. An investigator said he could not fathom why the killer was not under surveillance.
The Berlin parliament has launched an inquiry to find out why Anis Amri was not caught before carrying out a murderous rampage. The Christmas market attacker was known to authorities, and had been followed before.
After a spat with Italian officials over the terrorist's body, Amri's family members held a funeral in his hometown in Tunisia, they told DW. His remains had been held in Italy for months before being transferred.
Up to six months before Amri killed 12 people, police allegedly had enough evidence to jail him for dealing drugs. Now it seems they tried to cover up their knowledge of his extensive criminality.
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