London - Daily "Irish Times" highlighted on Saturday the important role played by the Moroccan intelligence services to help French police locate the mastermind of Paris attacks.
London – Daily “Irish Times” highlighted on Saturday the important role played by the Moroccan intelligence services to help French police locate the mastermind of Paris attacks.
In an article entitled “Moroccan intelligence led French police to suspected architect of Paris attacks”, the daily said that a tip-off from Moroccan intelligence services helped French police locate the suspected architect of last Friday’s atrocities in Paris.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud (28), a Belgian, was killed along with two others in a seven-hour firefight with police in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis on Wednesday.
“French authorities had thought Abaaoud was in Syria, where he had become one of Islamic State’s most high-profile European recruits, but Moroccan officials informed them in recent days that Abaaoud was in France,” it underlined.
As a massive police crackdown on suspected radicals continued across France, a bill to extend the state of emergency until February and give the police sweeping new powers was approved almost unanimously by the upper house, it said.
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