Turkey detains Belgian over Paris attacks links

A French soldier stands guard in fornt of Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower following attacks that killed 130 peopleTurkey has detained a Belgian citizen of Moroccan origin suspected of links to the Paris attacks and who was seeking to flee to Syria, a government official said Saturday. Ahmad Dahmani, 26, is accused of being “in contact” with the Islamist extremists who carried out the attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and were claimed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists, the official added. “The security forces stated that Dahmani is an ISIS militant who was preparing to illegally cross the Turkish-Syrian border,” said the official, using a different name for IS.

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