PARIS, Nov. 24 (UPI) — The guy who authorities imagine plotted the bloody terrorist assault on Paris this month experienced planned to adhere to that up with another significant attack just times later in a close by enterprise district, a French prosecutor mentioned Tuesday.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud was tracked down and killed by police final 7 days throughout 1 of several raids in and around the French funds. But investigators feel he experienced been challenging at perform while protection forces ended up hunting for him, ABC Information described.
French prosecutor Francois Molins informed reporters Tuesday that Abaaoud was preparing to attack the French business district of La Protection — located just northwest of Paris — to be carried out possibly the working day he was killed or the pursuing day.
A gentleman who died within the same condominium as Abaaoud on Nov. eighteen, soon after detonating a suicide vest, was believed to have been aiding him in the next plot.
Also Tuesday, Molins said proof implies that Abaaoud returned to the scene of the attacks as police ended up responding to the chaos.
“We can presume that Abdelhamid Abaaoud returned to the scenes of the crime,” Molins said.
Cellphone info received by law enforcement evidently area Abaaoud in close proximity to the Bataclan audio corridor as police ended up making an attempt to handle the hostage scenario. Almost folks ninety have been methodically shot to death inside the location by gunmen.
For two several hours the night time of the attacks, Molins mentioned, Abaaoud’s cellphone signifies he moved about the town. Investigators feel he was dependable for passing out guidelines to the attackers and taking part in some of the true assaults.
Officers have also detained Jawad Bendaoud, the owner of the apartment Abaaoud was living in, simply because investigators said his cellphone data indicates he was in speak to with Abaaoud’s associates ahead of and right after the assaults.
Even so, officers are unsure if Bendaoud knew he was collaborating in terrorism.
“The investigation should proceed to figure out his specific function,” Molins stated.
Authorities on Tuesday ongoing to look for for Salah Abdeslam, 26, the only acknowledged remaining suspect considered to have taken component in the attacks. ABC Information reported that French officers are also seeking for yet another man, Mohamed Abrini, who was seen with Abdeslam two times prior to the attacks, which killed a hundred thirty and wounded more than 350.