Belgian investigators are almost sure they have identified two people based in Belgium who texted at length with the perpetrators on the evening of November 13th, 2015, the date of the Paris attacks. The two men are the subjects of a wanted notice posted as early as December 4th, revealed a well-informed source to daily La Libre Belgique.
The two men were in possession of fake Belgian ID cards in the names of Samir Bouzid and Soufiane Kayal. They have disappeared and the police are yet to discover their real names as well as their country of origin.
This revelation – neither confirmed or denied by the Fderal Prosecutor – highlights the important role the two alleged coordinators played in the attacks.
The two men look older than the attackers and were in charge of logistics between Brussels and surrounding towns. They underwent police checks at the border between Austria and Hungary when arriving from Budapest with Salah Abdeslam on September 9th. They seem to have been instrumental in the very well-planned attacks which were ordered from Syria by Islamic State, writes daily La Libre Belgique on Wednesday.