Third Bataclan attacker identified as Frenchman who visited Syria
The third attacker involved in the Nov. 13 attacks on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, in which 90 people were killed and dozens more were wounded, has been named.
Frenchman Foued Mohamed Aggad, 23, from the eastern city of Strasbourg, was publicly identified by unnamed police officials on Wednesday, France 24 reported.
Aggad left Strasbourg and travelled to Syria with his brother and a group of friends toward the end of 2013. Most of the others were arrested once they returned to France.
Le Parisienreported that the man's identity was established after painstaking forensic week by police late last week.
All the attackers identified so far with the Nov. 13 attacks have been from France or Belgium, native French speakers who joined Islamic State extremists in Syria. The Bataclan attackers, who carried automatic weapons and wore suicide vests, were responsible for the worst of the carnage.
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The other two attackers, Omar Ismail Mostefai and Samy Amimour, were also French. Two of the three gunmen detonated their explosives when police special forces moved in, while the third was shot by an officer and his explosives went off.
There is still identification work for the police to do. One of the attackers, who was killed Nov. 18 in a police raid on a hideout, remains entirely unidentified. Two of the suicide bombers at the French national stadium carried Syrian passports that are believed to be fake.
Additional reporting by The Associated Press.
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