European security services are looking for at least eight more suspects in the terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. The German newspaper Die Welt, quoting an intelligence source, writes in its Sunday edition (27 March) that the suspects are jihadists with mainly Belgian and French nationality that have been in Syria and now are present on European soil.
They were allegedly in contact with Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was killed last November by French Special Forces and is suspected of being the mastermind behind the terror attack on November 13 in Paris.
According to Die Welt, the results of the investigations conducted in France and Belgium also show that Mohamed Belkaid, shot on March 15 during a raid in Forest in Brussels, was one of the ring leaders in Europe of the Islamic State.
Together with Najim Laachraoui, one of the suicide bombers at Zaventem airport, Belkaid is believed to have directed the terrorists who committed the attacks in Paris by telephone.