Paris attacks

The missing 'accomplices' in the Paris terrorist attacks trial

France — Investigation

The trial of 14 people accused of complicity in the separate January 2015 terrorist attacks in and around the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine, against a Jewish food store, and a policewoman, opened in the French capital on Wednesday. The three perpetrators, who murdered a total of 17 people, were themselves shot dead by police. Absent from the hearings are three defendants whose fate or eventual whereabouts is unknown, while others have slipped through the net of the investigations. In this first of a two-part report, Matthieu Suc details the background and chronology of events leading to this marathon trial due to end in November.  

Paris attacks suspect goes on trial in Belgium over shootout

France — Link

Armed police to guard court for trial of Salah Abdeslam over March 2016 shootout; he is due to face trial in France for 2015 attacks at later date.

Three arrested in Germany suspected of links to Paris attacks group

International — Link

The three Syrians, who police suspect were a 'sleeper cell', appear to have travelled via the same traffickers as three suicide bombers who blew themselves up near Paris in November 2015.

Fears after Nice massacre of more loner attacks

France — Link

After IS claim role in Nice truck attack, the BBC's Paris correspondent points to new danger of 'neighbourhood' loners who fall prey to jihadist propaganda. 

Minister doubtful over call to overhaul French intelligence services

France — Link

After Parliamentary report urging changes, Bernard Cazeneuve says French intelligence doesn't need 'a perpetual reform movement'.

France's new intelligence structure - how would it work?

France — Link

Report authors says November attacks could have been avoided if existing agencies had communicated better and not overlapped in function.

Call to overhaul French intelligence services

France — Link

In the wake of the 2015 Paris attacks, parliamentary commission says different services should be merged into a single counter-terrorism agency.

Paris attack victims demand answers from French government

France — Link

In a 3-day hearing more than 1,000 people want details on how their loved ones died and how such a tragedy could have happened in Paris.

Eagles of Death Metal dropped by French festivals over Bataclan comments

France — Link

Move came after singer Jesse Hughes suggested some concert hall security guards may have known in advance about November Paris attacks.

Morocco jails brother of alleged Paris attacks ringleader

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Yassine Abaaoud, whose brother was killed by French police after the November 13th attacks, was jailed two years for non-denunciation and promotion of terrorism.

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam appears before French judge

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Hours after extradition to France the 26-year-old was placed under formal investigation for murder and attempted murder of a terrorist nature.

Key suspect in Paris attacks now in French custody

France — Link

Transfer of Salah Abdeslam from Belgium to France was carried out without advance notice and in secrecy and came as a 'surprise' to his lawyer.

'Forgotten' terror threat: how Al Qaeda is targeting France

France — Analysis

The massacres in Paris on November 13th last year and the attacks in Brussels on March 22nd have focused attention on Islamic State. Yet the threat from Al Qaeda terrorism has not gone away. Indeed, French intelligence agencies fear that the older terrorist movement may be planning to up the stakes with an attack on France in a bid to restore its flagging reputation in relation to its jihadist rival. Matthieu Suc reports.

Paris attacks suspect 'had German nuclear research centre files'

International — Link

Salah Abdeslam, arrested in Brussels and wanted by France for his role in November Paris terror attacks, held documents from centre near Belgium-Germany border.

Dismantled Brussels terror cell 'intended second attack in Paris'

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Belgian prosecutors say Mohamed Abrini, who has admitted being third Brussels airport bomber, said the group changed target after arrest of Salah Abdeslam.