Who were the Paris attackers? Many crossed officials' radar

Manhunt for Key Suspect

PARIS (AP) -- French police, prosecutors and journalists have unveiled details about the men accused of carrying out rapid-fire attacks across Paris on Friday. Altogether, authorities say that three teams of attackers participated in the bloody assault, though the precise strength of each team hasn't been made clear. Seven men were killed in the attacks, and at least one suspected participant remains at large.

The suspected mastermind was already notorious and many of his alleged foot soldiers had crossed authorities' radars. Here are their profiles:

SUSPECTED MASTERMIND

-- ABDELHAMID ABAAOUD

Abaaoud, a Belgian in his late 20s, was already well known to those who follow the Islamic State group. In 2014, grim footage emerged of him and his friends in Syria loading a pickup and a makeshift trailer with a mound of bloodied corpses.

Before driving off, a grinning Abaaoud tells the camera: "Before we towed jet skis, motorcycles, quad bikes, big trailers filled with gifts for vacation in Morocco. Now, thank God, following God's path, we're towing apostates."

His current whereabouts are unknown, though the Islamic State group's magazine, Dabiq, said he had escaped to Syria earlier this year.

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Suspects in the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, Salah Abdeslam, Ahmad Almohammad
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BATACLAN KILLERS

Three suicide bombers have been identified as those who targeted concert-goers at Paris' famous Bataclan music venue:

-- ISMAEL OMAR MOSTEFAI, 29

Police say Mostefai blew himself up at the theater Friday night.

Tall, quiet and conservatively dressed, Mostefai appears to have aroused little suspicion at the housing block he shared with his family in the French cathedral city of Chartres or at the modern-looking Anoussra Mosque a few minutes down the road.

Arnauld Froissart, a 34-year-old bank employee who lives in the area, said he saw Mostefai and his family many times when they lived there until about two years ago. Froissart said Mostefai was "very discreet" and his family was "very nice."

Two French police officials say they believe Mostefai traveled to Syria in the past few years, although it's not clear what he did there. One of the officials said there was a recent attempt to put him under increased surveillance. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak publicly.

At the nearby Anoussra Mosque, newly-elected Islamic association leader Ben Bammou confirmed that Mostefai was a regular mosque-goer until about two years ago. He said Mostefai often attending with his father, but said there was no sign of fanaticism.

"He was a reserved young man who played soccer with his colleagues; he was a baker who was coming to pray daily."

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-- SAMY AMIMOUR, 28

Amimour, another suicide bomber who died at the Bataclan, was also known to anti-terrorism investigators.

French officials quizzed him on Oct. 19, 2012 for links to a network of terror sympathizers and an abortive trip to Yemen. French prosecutors said in a statement Monday that he was subjected to unspecified restrictions.

The next year, the statement said, he violated the restrictions and an international arrest warrant was issued in his name.

It's not clear whether Amimour left France or if and how he returned. The statement says three members of his family have since been arrested.

-- A third theater attacker remains unidentified.

STADIUM KILLERS

Three suicide bombers were said to have attacked the Stade de France:

-- AHMAD AL-MOHAMMAD, 25

That's the name written on a Syrian passport found near one of the Parisian suicide bombers. The document describes Al-Mohammad as a 25-year-old from the rebel-held Syrian city Idlib. French officials said in a statement released Monday that the bomber's fingerprints match a set taken in Greece in October 2015.

A Greek official says the person holding Al-Mohammad's passport was processed on the island of Leros after setting out from Turkey, staying there for five days before arriving by ship in Athens. From then on, authorities didn't track him.

Investigators are still trying to determine whether the passport belongs to the attacker and whether the passport is authentic.

-- BILAL HADFI, 29 or 30

A police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak publicly identified Hadfi as one of the three stadium bombers. Further details weren't immediately available.

- The third stadium bomber remains unidentified.

CAFE ATTACKER

One attacker has been identified in the attack on the cafe Comptoir Voltaire:

-- BRAHIM ABDESLAM, 30 or 31

A police official says Abdeslam blew himself up outside the cafe on Friday night.

OTHER LOCATIONS

Other locations in the city were hit, but it is not yet completely clear which assailants struck where and in what number.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: A woman with a French flag painted in her face cries during a vigil for victims of the Paris terror attacks at Martin Place on November 14, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 27: President of France Francois Hollande attends The National Tribute to The Victims of The Paris Terrorist Attacks at Les Invalides on November 27, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 15: People gather and sing songs at Place de la Republique on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France. As France observes three days of national mourning members of the public continue to pay tribute to the victims of Friday's deadly attacks. A special service for the families of the victims and survivors is to be held at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 15: Members of the public gather to lay flowers and light candles at La Belle Equipe restaraunt on Rue de Charonne following Fridays terrorist attack on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France. As France observes three days of national mourning members of the public continue to pay tribute to the victims of Friday's deadly attacks. A special service for the families of the victims and survivors is to be held at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral later on Sunday. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 14: People finish arranging candles into the word 'Paris' next to flowers and messages left at the gate of the French Embassy following the recent terror attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of people came throughout the day to lay flowers, candles and messages of condolence to mourn the victims of attacks last night in Paris that left at least 120 people dead across the French capital. The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks that were carried out by at least eight terrorists.. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14: Bono and band members from the band U2 place flowers on the pavement near the scene of yesterday's Bataclan Theatre terrorist attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14: A woman cries near Le Petit Cambodge restaurant, the day after a deadly attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 14: People arrive to lay candles and flowers at the gate of the French Embassy as the Brandenburg Gate stands behind illuminated in the colors of the French flag following the recent terror attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. Hundreds of people came throughout the day to lay flowers, candles and messages of condolence to mourn the victims of attacks last night in Paris that left at least 120 people dead across the French capital. The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks that were carried out by at least eight terrorists. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 15: Ultra Orthodox Jewish men pass as Jerusalem's Old City wall is illuminated with the colours of the French national flag to show solidarity for the victims of the Paris attacks on November 15, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel. At least 129 people have been killed and over 300 are injured in Paris following a series of terrorist acts in the French capital on Friday. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: A woman cries outside of the Consulate General of France in New York the day after an attack on civilians in Paris on November 14, 2015 in New York City. At least 100 people were killed in a popular Paris concert hall, one of at least 6 terror attacks in the French capital. The French president Francois Hollande closed French borders following the attacks. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
French soldiers patrol the area at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on November 14, 2015 following a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris late Friday which left more than 120 people dead. French President Francois Hollande blamed the Islamic State group for the attacks in Paris that left at least 128 dead, calling them an 'act of war'. The multiple attacks across the city late Friday were 'an act of war... committed by a terrorist army, the Islamic State, against France, against... what we are, a free country,' Hollande said. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 15: A rose is placed beside a bullet hole at La Belle Equipe restaraunt on Rue de Charonne following Fridays terrorist attack on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France. As France observes three days of national mourning members of the public continue to pay tribute to the victims of Friday's deadly attacks. A special service for the families of the victims and survivors is to be held at Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral later on Sunday.(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: Pedestrians walk in front of the Sydney Opera House as its sails are illuminated in the colours of the French flag on November 14, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 are injured in Paris following a series of terrorist acts in the French capital on Friday. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 14: Benjamin Hebert of France with a message for Paris on his golf cap during the third round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club on November 14, 2015 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
People lay flowers and light candles in front of French Embassy in Warsaw on November 14, 2015 following a series of terror attacks in the French city of Paris and its surroundings that has left at least 120 people dead and some 200 wounded. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: A man hold a French flag and a sign during a vigil for victims of the Paris terror attacks at Martin Place on November 14, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14: A man reads a French newspaper after a terrorist attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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ON THE LOOSE

-- SALAH ABDESLAM, 26

Abdeslam, a young Brussels-born man with cropped hair and a hint of stubble, is the brother of Brahim. He is described by French police as highly dangerous in an alert distributed online Sunday. "Above all do not intervene yourself," the alert said.

Hours after he was linked to the attacks - his alleged role is not yet clear - Abdeslam and two unknown travelers were stopped in their car near the Belgian border. Four French officials acknowledged that police had Abdeslam in their grasp, but officials let him go after checking his ID. They spoke on condition of anonymity, lacking authorization to publicly disclose such details.

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