Paris Attack’s Top Suspect, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, Died in Raid, France Says

The New York Times’ Aurelien Breeden and Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura report, “Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Islamic State militant suspected of orchestrating the Paris terrorist attacks, died in a police raid in the northern Paris suburb of St.-Denis early Wednesday.” While politicians praised the investigative work of the French authorities, several suspects in the terrorist attacks remain at large in France and Belgium. In speaking to the National Assembly, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said, “We now know that Abaaoud, the brain behind these attacks — one of the brains, because we must be particularly cautious, and we know what the threats are — was among the dead.”

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