Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Paris Suspect Abdeslam Extradited To France

Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been extradited from Belgium to France and will face judges in Paris later.

The French prosecutor's office said Abdeslam arrived in the French capital at 7.05am (9.05am local time).

Authorities in Belgium confirmed the suspect had been handed over under a European arrest warrant issued on 19 March - the day after he was arrested in Brussels after four months on the run.

French prosecutors are expected to request that he be jailed while he awaits charges over the 13 November attacks in Paris, in which 130 people were killed.

Salah Abdeslam
Abdeslam was arrested after four months on the run

His extradition came a day after CCTV footage emerged of his brother Brahim blowing himself up in the Comptoir Voltaire restaurant on the night of the suicide bomb and gun attacks.

Salah Abdeslam reportedly told Belgian investigators he was supposed to detonate a suicide belt at the Stade de France, where the attacks - claimed by Islamic State - began.

Later, gunmen armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles shot customers at Le Carillon bar and Petit Cambodge restaurant.

Attackers also opened fire in front of A La Bonne Biere restaurant in the 11th district, and outside La Belle Equipe.

At the Bataclan Concert Hall, several gunmen entered the venue and shot randomly at the crowd.

Salah Abdeslam was the only surviving suspect involved in the attacks - in which 350 people were injured.

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