Paris Attack Ring Leader Killed
The man credited as the ring leader of the ISIS attacks in Paris is dead.
French officials confirm that Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed Wednesday during a raid after a lengthy manhunt.
The ringleader in last week’s bloody terrorist attacks in Paris was killed in a pre-dawn raid Wednesday on an apartment building north of the French capital, the Paris prosecutor’s office announced Thursday.
Authorities zeroed in on a building in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis after picking up phone conversations indicating that a relative of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who authorities believe coordinated the shootings and bombings that killed 129 people, may have been there, a Belgian counterterrorism official said.
French police believed Abaaoud himself was then still in the country, though they didn’t know exactly where.
Some residents in Saint-Denis told CNN that they had seen Abaaoud recently in the neighborhood and at a local mosque.
It turns out Abaaoud was in that building in Saint-Denis. And after a violent firefight that included explosions and gunfire, he was dead.
In a statement released Thursday, the Paris prosecutor’s office said that Abaaoud’s body was found in the Saint-Denis building riddled with bullets.
The office said that he was positively identified using papillary prints, which include patterns on fingers, palms and the soles of the feet.
Now to find the rest of these terrorists…
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