Keyword: Paris terrorist attacks

When Paris and Brussels attacks suspect went on 'reconnaissance' mission to Manchester

Islamic State operative Mohamed Abrini (centre). © DR Islamic State operative Mohamed Abrini (centre). © DR

Responsibility for the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, in which 22 people were killed and another 52 were injured, has been claimed by the Islamic State group. One of the Belgium-based IS cell that carried out the November 2015 attacks in Paris and the March 2016 bombings in Brussels travelled to Britain in July 2015, where he visited and photographed locations in Birmingham and Manchester, including a railway station and the Manchester United stadium Old Trafford. Matthieu Suc reports.

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One year on, Paris attacks survivors speak of lasting anguish

As France prepares to mark the date when 130 people were killed by jihadist terrorists in gun and suicide bomb attacks in and around Paris on November 13th 2015, the survivors have spoken of their continuing battle to overcome the physical and mental wounds they incurred.

Suspected arms supplier for January 2015 Paris attacks held in Spain

A French fugitive suspected of supplying kosher store attacker Amedy Coulibaly with weapons he used to kill five people with was arrested in Malaga.

How Europe has allowed terrorists child's-play access to a devastating arsenal

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The terrorist attacks in Paris last year were back in the headlines this weekend after the arrest in Belgium of Salah Abdeslam, wanted for his part in the November 13th shooting and bombing massacres in the French capital. Those attacks, like the shootings carried out at Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Paris kosher store in January 2015 demonstrate the ease with which terrorists can acquire reactivated weapons, notably from Eastern Europe. In partnership with eight other European media organisations grouped in a collective project, European Investigative Collaborations, Mediapart exposes here how the European Union has turned a blind eye to the trafficking of improperly deactivated military weapons, as illustrated by the history of one such weapon used to murderous effect in Paris. Fabrice Arfi, Karl Laske and Matthieu Suc report.

Salah Abdeslam 'backed out of Stade de France suicide bombing'

The November Paris attacks fugitive, arrested in Brussels on Friday, told Belgian police he had 'wanted to blow himself up' at football match.

Salah Abdeslam refuses extraditon to France

The Paris terror attacks fugitive, arrested in Brussels, has refused to be extradited to France but is 'cooperating' with Belgian police, says his lawyer.

Fingerprints of Paris terror attacks fugitive found in Brussels raid

Belgian prosecutors said fingerprints of Salah Abdeslam, who took part in the November 13th attacks in Paris, were found in a flat raided earlier this week.

French, Belgian police in Brussels raids over Paris terror attacks

Three officers were reportedly wounded in shoot-out during raid to arrest November 13th Paris attacks suspects, while at least two men fled the scene. 

Eagles of Death Metal singer apologises for accusing Bataclan guards

Jesse Hughes said his comments last week that absent guards knew of the impending terrorist attack in November were 'unfounded and baseless'.

When Paris attacks gunman spoke of his 'transformation' in prison

By Warda Mohamed
Amedy Coulibaly. Amedy Coulibaly.

In December 2008, freelance journalist Warda Mohamed interviewed a 26-year-old convicted delinquent who hid his identity behind the pseudonym ‘Hugo’. The interview centred on the repeat offender’s experiences in prison, where he served time for crimes including armed robbery and drugs trafficking. Little more than six years later, Mohamed discovered that ‘Hugo’ was in fact Amedy Coulibaly, who shot dead a policewoman and four customers of a kosher store during the January 2015 Islamist terrorist massacres in Paris. Here Mohamed returns to that interview in 2008, when Coulibaly explained how he was “transformed” by prison.

Three Paris attack safe houses discovered in Belgium

Belgian prosecutors said DNA and fingerprint evidence showed Paris terrorists used apartments and a house situated in Brussels, Charleroi and Auvelais.

Air France says Paris attacks caused 70 million euros in lost revenue

The airline said the November fall in passengers was later inversed in December when bookings 'were in line with a progressive recovery'.

Revealed: the link between the 2010 and 2015 terror plots against the Paris Bataclan

By Philippe Cohen-Grillet
A bullet impact on a wall close to the Bataclan theatre. © Reuters A bullet impact on a wall close to the Bataclan theatre. © Reuters

Of the 130 people killed by gunmen and suicide bombers during the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris, the single worst toll was at the siege of the Bataclan theatre and music hall which left 90 people dead. It has since emerged that the Bataclan was already the target of a jihadist plot in 2010, while France’s justice minister has dismissed any connection between that and the massacre in November. Mediapart has obtained access to a Belgian police report sent to their French colleagues in 2011 which clearly identifies the close links between the main suspect in the 2010 plot and the French jihadist who fronted the Islamic State group’s video claiming responsibility for the November attacks.

Paris attacks terrorist 'buried in unmarked grave north of city'

Samy Amimour, 28, one of three gunmen who killed 90 people at the Bataclan theatre, was reportedly buried in a Paris suburb on December 24th.

Five arrested in Belgium over November terrorist attacks in Paris

Official said Salah Abdeslam, wanted for his part in the massacres, was not among the five arrested in and around Brussels on Sunday and Monday.