Global Independent Analytics

Paris terror suspect Abdeslam planned more attacks, official says

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Abdeslam, 26, told Belgian officials he had "wanted to blow himself up at the Stade de France" as a suicide bomber, but that he backed out at the last minute.

Fox News reporting: The foreign minister of Belgium, Didier Reynders, revealed disturbing information Sunday, regarding the primary suspect in last year's Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam. Shortly after the police forces have captured him, he told investigators that he was planning new operations from Brussels and had several firearms at his disposal.

Abdeslam had claimed that "he was ready to restart something from Brussels, and it's maybe the reality," Reynders said.

The minister took suspect's claim seriously because, as he put it, "we found a lot of weapons, heavy weapons in the first investigations, and we have seen a new network of people around him in Brussels."

During the raid, as he ran toward officers outside an apartment in the Molenbeek neighborhood, the suspect was wounded in the leg, senior Belgian police official said. There's a speculation among police force members that, in this manner, Abdeslam was trying to commit suicide. This theory has one key fact working in its favor. Despite having multiple weapons, the suspect was unarmed.

"When someone comes out running toward the police, we have to ask ourselves some questions. What did he have in mind? What was he going to do? Either he wanted to get killed by the police, or he wanted to blow himself up near the police," Pacolet said.

But Abdeslam is not the only one involved in Paris attacks. Speaking to security experts at a German Marshall Fund conference in Brussels, the foreign minister said: "we have found more than 30 people involved in the terrorist attacks in Paris, but we are sure that there are others."

Reynders asked European intelligence, law enforcement, and border authorities to cooperate in order to exchange as much information as possible to help track the suspects down.

The Interpol advised border patrols to stand alert and double-check all documents, looking for stolen passports, as Abdeslam's accomplices may try to flee after his capture. Many of the Nov. 13 attackers and accomplices traveled on falsified or stolen papers.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Abdeslam, 26, told Belgian officials he had "wanted to blow himself up at the Stade de France" as a suicide bomber, but that he backed out at the last minute.

Abdeslam, remains a top suspect in the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead.

By Stefan Paraber for GIA.

Related ARTICLES

Police surround British Airways plane after 'bomb threat' warning

Police surround British Airways plane after 'bomb threat' warning

Officials have deemed the threat "less than credible"

03 June 2016

Fear For Civilians As Islamic State Halts Iraqi Army At Gates Of Fallujah

Fear For Civilians As Islamic State Halts Iraqi Army At Gates Of Fallujah

Although most of Fallujah’s population is believed to have fled, 50,000 people are still thought to be trapped inside with limited access to food, water or healthcare

31 May 2016

No Terrorist Groups Took Credit for Downing EgyptAir Flight 804

No Terrorist Groups Took Credit for Downing EgyptAir Flight 804

However, experts have other theories

28 May 2016

Opinion: 1

POPULAR ARTICLES

Not Found

OPINION

Vladimir Golstein

Vladimir Golstein

The Danderous Acceptance of Donald Trump

James N. Green

James N. Green

Politics in Brazil: Fasten Your Seat Belts!

Barbara H. Peterson

Barbara H. Peterson

Health officials confirm spread of Zika virus through sexual contact in Texas, first in US

Danny Haiphong

Danny Haiphong

WHY IS OTTO(SUPER)MAN ERDOGAN LOSING HIS CHARISMA?

Miray Aslan

Miray Aslan

How relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran reached a breaking point

Navid Nasr

Navid Nasr

How relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran reached a breaking point

Writers

chief editor

Joshua Tartakovsky

Analysis should serve as a method to better understand our world, not to obscure it.

Materials: 42

Specialization: Israel and the Middle East, US politics

Materials: 7

Specialization: Balkans, NATO and EU policies, Strategic communications

Materials: 3

Specialization: Foreign politics, Immigration, Human rights.

Materials: 2

Specialization: Political Science, Social Anthropology

Materials: 3

Specialization: Eastern Europe

Materials: 14

Specialization: Industrial Safety, Corporations

Materials: 12

Specialization: Eastern Europe, Labor movement

Materials: 3

Specialization: American history, way of life, and principles

Danielle Ryan

Ireland

Materials: 10

Specialization: US foreign policy, US-Russia relations and media bias

Materials: 20

Specialization: War, Racism, Capitalist exploitation, Civil rights

Materials: 8

Specialization: Modern Japanese History, Modern Chinese History, Military History, History of Counterinsurgency, History of Disobedience, Dynamics of Atrocities in Wartime

Dovid Katz

Lithuania

Materials: 3

Specialization: Holocaust Revisionism and Geopolitics; East European Far Right & Human Rights; Yiddish Studies & Litvak Culture

Materials: 20

Specialization: History, Catalunya, Spain, Geopolitics, Nationalism in Europe, Islamization, Immigration

Materials: 5

Materials: 3

Specialization: migration, international relations

Materials: 1

Specialization: Syria, US Foreign policy and strategies, BRICS/SCO

Materials: 19

Specialization: Balkans, Yugoslavia

Materials: 10

Specialization: Jihadist Groups, Islamic Terrorism, Global Security

Materials: 4

Specialization: Geopolitics

Materials: 4

Specialization: Media and government relations

Materials: 2

Specialization: Latin America, Brazil

Jay Watts

Canada

Materials: 2

Specialization: History, Marxism-Leninism, Imperialism, Anti-imperialism.

Materials: 2

Specialization: International Relations, Sociology, Geostrategy

Materials: 1

Specialization: civil rights

Lionel Baland

Belgium

Materials: 22

Specialization: Euroscepticism, Patriotic parties of Europe

Maram Susli

Australia

Materials: 3

Specialization: Geopolitics

Materials: 2

Specialization: Civil rights, Racism, US politics

Materials: 1

Specialization: geopolitics, economics

Max J. Schindler

Palestine-Israel

Materials: 9

Specialization: Politics

Miray Aslan

Turkey

Materials: 12

Specialization: Media, Politics

Materials: 5

Specialization: Politics, International relations

Navid Nasr

Croatia

Materials: 13

Specialization: Global security, Politics

Materials: 9

Specialization: Development of European Union, Non-governmental organizations, Politics and economics in Baltic States

Materials: 9

Specialization: Greece, Crisis of the US hegemony; Israel / Occupied Palestine, Oppression of Black people in the US

Materials: 4

Specialization: geopolitics, Russia, USSR

Pedro Marin

Brazil

Materials: 17

Specialization: Latin America, Ukraine, North Korea

Materials: 13

Specialization: Sustainable development, International relations, Comparative European politics, European integration, Eastern European politics and EU-Russia relations

Materials: 8

Specialization: Politics

Materials: 16

Specialization: Counterterrorist Finance

Seyit Aldogan

Greece

Materials: 3

Specialization: ISIS, Middle East, Globalization, Migrant crisis

Materials: 1

Specialization: Head of "Srebrenica Historical Project"

Materials: 3

Specialization: Economy, Social politics

Stevan Gajic

Serbia

Materials: 1

Specialization: Full time researcher at the Institute for European Studies

Materials: 5

Specialization: Geopolitics, Geoeconomics

Materials: 2

Specialization: Civil rights

Tobias Nase

Germany

Materials: 8

Specialization: Syria, US Foreign policy, Ukraine

Valerijus Simulik

Lithuania

Materials: 2

Specialization: Politics and economics in Baltic States, education and science, non - governmental organizations, globalization and EU

Van Gelis

Greece

Materials: 17

Specialization: Middle East

Materials: 1

Specialization: Kosovo, Serbia, Belgrad bombing

Materials: 5

Specialization: international relations, Russia

toTop