Paris attacks – Salah Abdeslam coerced at least ten terrorists to Belgium
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    Paris attacks – Salah Abdeslam coerced at least ten terrorists to Belgium

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    Salah Abdeslam's role in the Paris and Brussels attacks was more significant than previously thought.
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    Salah Abdeslam may have coerced at least ten fighters from the organisation Islamic State to Belgium. This was revealed on VTM yesterday evening (Thursday) in the light of a report, which is actually scheduled to be broadcast this Sunday.

    The independent Flemish television channel says that, of these individuals, six were involved in the Paris attacks and four in the Brussels and Zaventem attacks.

    A special documentary devoted, in particular, to the preparation of the Paris and Brussels attacks will be broadcast on Sunday at 1.45 p.m.

    Approached by the Belga press agency, the Federal Prosecution Service neither wished to confirm or deny this information.

    The broadcast entitled “Farouk”,  indicates that Salah Abdeslam personally coerced these ten IS fighters from Hungary, Germany and Greece to Belgium, using a hire car.

    These terrorists had come from Syria, taking advantage of the influx of refugees.

    The role of Salah Abdeslam in the preparation of the attacks thus proves to be far more significant than suggested up to now, VTM confirms in a press communiqué.

    Salah Abdeslam is the only commando survivor of the Paris jihadist attacks on November 13th, 2015.

    He was arrested on March 18th, 2016 and refused to cooperate with the courts.

    Christopher Vincent
    The Brussels Times