French police trying to verify if attacks 'commander' killed

An image purporting to show alleged Belgian jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud, believed to be the mastermind of last week's PAris attacks that left 129 people deadFrench police were trying to verify Wednesday if the suspected commander of the attacks on Paris was among those killed and arrested in a massive police assault in the capital. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said telephone surveillance and witness statements had led police to believe that Belgian jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud was in an apartment in Saint-Denis in northern Paris. The prosecutor said at the end of the operation that investigations following Friday’s attacks allowed police “to obtain telephonic surveillance and witness testimony which led us to believe that Abaaoud was likely to be in an… apartment in Saint-Denis”.

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