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Paris terror attacks: Third Bataclan terrorist identified by police travelled to Syria in 2013


 

 

The third attacker has been identified French police have identified a third attacker involved in the Bataclan massacre last month as Foued Aggad Mohamed.

Gunmen wearing suicide belts burst into the Paris venue during an Eagles of Death Metal concert last month. Authorities said that 90 people died at the concert hall, with 130 dying overall during the Paris terror attacks.

Responsibility for the atrocity was later claimed by Islamic State.

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(Pictured) The De La Salle University facade is lit up in the colors of the French national flag in Manila, Philippines, on Nov. 16.

Candles shine in a fountain in Lyon, central France on Dec. 8, as part of a tribute to the 120 victims of the attacks in Paris. Each year, millions of visitors come into the city to watch the Festival des Lumieres, and this year the Lyon municipality has decided to cancel the festival to express solidarity with the victims.

The third attacker is understood to have gone to Syria with a group of other young people at the end of 2013.

According to Le Parisien newspaper, the group was from the eastern city of Strasbourg and came back in the spring of 2014. Seven of them, not including the November 13 bomber, were later arrested and jailed, the report said.

The other two attackers at the Bataclan, among seven who died in the assaults, have been named as Samy Amimour, 28, from Drancy, north east of Paris, and Ismail Omar Mostefai, 29, who lived in Chartres, south west of Paris.

Since the attacks, the UK has joined France and the US in bombing ISIS targets in Syria.