Home » News » Europe » Paris terror attacks Mastermind identified as Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud

Paris terror attacks Mastermind identified as Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud

French officials have identified the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks as Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

The 29-year-old was already suspected of planning previous attacks in Europe.

Abaaoud is believed to have financed and organised the atrocities.

He is also linked to the thwarted attacks on a Paris-bound high speed train and a church in the Paris area.

“He appears to be the brains behind several planned attacks in Europe,” a source close to the investigation told Reuters.

Abaaoud was born in Molenbeek, Belgium – a suburb area of Brussels described as a hotbed of terrorist activity, but he is of Moroccan origin.

Last night 160 raids were carried out across France and Belgian.

 

Share this article

share we chat more

About Daniel Turner

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Skip to toolbar