Third Paris Bataclan attacker visited Syria in 2013, source says

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Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes pays tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks during a visit to a memorial outside the Bataclan concert hall on December 8, 2015. AFP
A third man who attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Nov. 13 has been identified as a 23-year-old from Strasbourg who went to Syria with a group of other young people at the end of 2013, a judicial source and other officials said on Wednesday.
The sources named the attacker, who died in the assault, as Foued Mohamed-Aggad. Prime Minister Manuel Valls confirmed on BFMTV that the man had finally been identified.
Other members of the group that went to Syria were arrested and imprisoned in May 2014 after their return, according to the judicial source and other sources close to the situation.
Mohammed-Aggad\’s older brother Karim, who also visited Syria, is in jail in France, the judicial source said.
The Bataclan shootings were part of a co-ordinated attack around Paris that killed 130 people. Islamic State, the militant group that now controls large parts of Syria and Iraq, claimed responsibility.
The other two attackers at the Bataclan, among seven in all who died in the assaults around the city, have been named as Samy Amimour, 28, from Drancy, north east of Paris, and Ismail Omar Mostefai, 29, who lived in Chartres, south west of Paris.
Amimour also spent time in Syria, as did the presumed ringleader of the Nov. 13 attackers, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 28, a Belgian of Moroccan origin who is still on the loose.
SOURCE: AFP

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