The man who opened fire on the Thalys between Amsterdam and Paris in 2015 was sentenced to life by a French court on Thursday.

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Gunman Ayoub El Khazzani stepped out of a toilet on the high-speed train on August 21, 2015, heavily armed.

American passenger Mark Moogalian intervened and grabbed his AK-47, after which El Khazzani started firing a pistol.

He wounded the American, but was subsequently disarmed by three other Americans.

El Khazzani, according to the French prosecution, had enough ammunition with him to kill 300 people.

Three of El Khazzani's accomplices have been sentenced to between 7 and 27 years in prison.

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