The French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, indicated on Wednesday that “more than 30 people” have, to date, been identified as linked to the jihadist Paris attacks of November 13. “To date more than thirty individuals have been identified as linked to the Paris attacks.” Eleven have died, twelve are under lock and key and the authorities are still searching for all of the others.” said Mr Valls, just a day after the fatal attacks in Brussels.
These attacks, which self-styled Islamic State has now claimed responsibility for, targeted the Belgian capital four days after the arrest in Brussels of the key suspect in the November Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam. This poses the question of a possible link between the two tragedies.
“These attacks were organised from Syria and planned from Syria, although it is evident that they have a strong basis within not just Belgium but also France (…)” The Prime Minister was asked, “Are the same teams of operatives involved?” He responded, “Once again, let’s leave the police and the courts to shed every bit of light upon what happened.”