Salah Abdeslam and Sofien Ayari receive 20-year prison sentences
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    Salah Abdeslam and Sofien Ayari receive 20-year prison sentences

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    Both men have now been sentenced for the Rue de Dries shootings in Forest, a week before the Brussels attacks in March 2016.
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    Twenty-year prison sentences have on Monday been handed down to Salah Abdeslam and Sofien Ayari by the Brussels Criminal Court. Their crimes: attempted assassination in terrorist-related offences and illegal possession of firearms.

    The two men received 20-year prison sentences for having shot at police on March 15th, 2016, on the Rue de Dries in the Forest area of Brussels, both having acted with a terrorist intent.

    Lars Andersen
    The Brussels Times