Three Weeks After, French Police Identifies Paris Third AttackerEurope, Latest News, World News Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
The French Police authorities have identified the third Bataclan Paris, attacker, named Foued Mohamed-Aggad.
Mohamed-Aggad, 23, from Strasbourg, just like the first and second attackers is of French National.
He was identified late last week by police after his DNA was confirmed to match with members of his family, according to AFP.
Two others who blew themselves up at the concert venue were also identified as Frenchmen – Omar Ismail Mostefai, 29, and Samy Amimour, 28.
French Prime Minister (PM), Manuel Valls who confirmed the latest development, declined giving the name of the suspected militant, yet did not contend his National.
The Friday November 13 coordinated bloody attack claimed about 130 lives in Bataclan, Paris, where the US band Eagles of Death Metal was performing at a concert.
Mostefai was identified from a finger-tip found at the concert venue. The third attacker, Amimour, who hailed from the North-Eastern Paris suburb of Drancy, had been previously charged with terror offences in 2012 over allegation that he planned to travel to Yemen.
Others who participated in the onslaught have either been identified as home-grown French or Belgian extremists.
The latest attacker, Mohamed-Aggad, reportedly travelled to Syria late 2013 as part of a group of radical youths from Strasbourg including his brother. It was said that some of the groups were later arrested upon returning to France in spring last year, but Mohamed-Aggad was also said to have stayed back in Syria.
French media have reported that the suspect was recruited by Mourad Fares, a man reputed for recruiting young Frenchmen on behalf of terrorist groups based in Syria.
After being arrested in Turkey last year, he was placed under provisional detention in France in September 2014 and was being prosecuted for a string of terrorism-related offences in France and Syria.
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