ISIS fugitive who planned Paris attack captured alive in Brussels

ISIS fugitive who planned Paris attack captured alive in Brussels

Salah Abdeslam, 26, who went on the run after taking part in the massacre of 130 in Paris in November, was captured during a police raid on his hideout in the Molenbeek district of Brussels, Belgium.

One of his accomplices may have been killed in the siege conducted by French and Belgian officers while another, who is still thought to be holed up in the flat, was wounded.

Following Abdeslam’s arrest, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said: ‘This evening is a success in the fight against terrorism.’

He also stressed the battle against extremism in western Europe is far from over…

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‘We know the terrorists’ network was widespread in Belgium, France, and other countries in Europe, too. …

‘We have to go on with our efforts because we are aware there are still connections that lead us to Syria, where the Daesh [ISIS] group wanted these attacks to be organised. It is from Syria that a number of these actors of this atrocity [Paris attacks] started.’

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