Sunday, November 15, 2015 9:04 pm
Belgian and French police have issued an international arrest warrant for a man, identified as Salah Abdeslam, suspected of having taken part in the Paris attacks with two of his brothers.
The Brussels-born French national is accused of renting a Volkswagen Polo used by the suicide bombers who killed 89 people at the Bataclan music venue on Friday.
His brother Ibrahim is believed to have blown himself up during the Paris siege and a third unnamed sibling was arrested in the Belgian capital yesterday.
Ahmed Almuhamed, 25, (top right, in picture taken by Greek authorities after he arrived on island of Leros) is believed to be among the passengers in the car Salah Abdeslam rented. His Syrian passport was found on the body of a suicide bomber and Greek and Serbian authorities believe he and another bomber entered Europe a month ago posing as a refugee who bought tickets for a boat to Europe (bottom right).
An official has said another of the shooters was Bilal Hadfi, who was from Belgium and had spent time fighting with ISIS in Syria, who also killed himself.
The killer gang may all have gathered in a Belgian suburb called the ‘Jihad capital of Europe’ to collect their AK-47s and suicide vests. Seven people have been arrested in connection with the France attacks in Belgium in the past 24 hours and five were held in Molenbeek , known as ‘den of terrorists’.
The Belgian authorities are holding seven people for questioning in connection with the attacks, and investigators have found that two cars used in the operation were rented in Belgium, prosecutors said.
As the investigation into the bloodshed widened, French police found an abandoned car containing assault rifles on the outskirts of Paris. Witnesses said the black SEAT was used by one of three groups who carried out the deadliest attacks in France since World War 2.