Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Paris attacks: Help to find the ninth attacker


Police wishes your help to identify this man



French security sources say that surveillance video shows a possible ninth assailant during Friday's attacks.

The video reportedly shows a third figure in the car carrying the group which attacked several bars and restaurants.
It is not clear if this ninth attacker is one of two suspected accomplices detained in Belgium or is on the run.

French security sources say that surveillance video shows a possible ninth assailant during Friday's attacks in which 129 people died.

The video reportedly shows a third figure in the car carrying the group which attacked several bars and restaurants.
It is not clear if this ninth attacker is one of two suspected accomplices detained in Belgium or is on the run.

French police have also appealed for help to identify a man whose image has previously been circulated as one of the attackers who died at the Stade de France stadium.
A Syrian passport in the name of Ahmad al-Mohammad was found next to him, but authorities believe this was a fake.


Who is this man?


As well as the attackers themselves, investigators are also reported to be focusing on a Belgian of Moroccan descent who is described as the possible mastermind of the attacks.
Abdelhamid Abaoud, 27, lived in the Molenbeek neighbourhood of Brussels, as did two of the attackers, and is now believed to be based in Syria, where he has risen through the ranks of IS.
In response to the attacks, France said it launched fresh raids on IS targets in Syria on Tuesday evening.
Ten French warplanes targeted IS's Syrian headquarters in Raqqa, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told French TV.
Russia has also stepped up its attacks on IS targets in Syria, dispatching long-range bombers and firing a volley of cruise missiles.
The strikes follow a statement by Russia's security chief that a bomb brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt last month, killing all 224 people aboard.
On Wednesday President Francois Hollande is due to present plans to extend the state of emergency declared after the attacks by three months.