Abdelhamid Abaaoud, suspected Paris attacks ringleader, was killed in raid
The mutilated body of the 27-year-old Belgian extremist, linked with several terrorist attacks in Europe, was found in the rubble of the badly damaged apartment in rue du Corbillon, St-Denis, the prosecutor’s office said, and identified from skin samples. The French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said Abaaoud played a “decisive role” in the Paris attacks and had been involved in four of six terror plots that French intelligence services had foiled this year...
A brief exchange between Aitboulahcen, a 26-year-old French-Moroccan national, and a Swat team was recorded during the standoff, with a police officer asking: “Where is your boyfriend?” Seconds before a huge explosion was heard, she replied: “He’s not my boyfriend!” Parts of her spine reportedly landed on a police car. Authorities had said neither Abaaoud nor Salah Abdeslam, another fugitive who is still urgently sought in connection with Friday’s carnage, were among eight people who were also arrested at the scene...