True identity of Abdeslam’s accomplice revealed

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ADDED CAPTION INFORMATION - A combo photograph made available on 21 March 2016 by the Belgium Federal Police shows Najim Laachraoui, who was previously identified in a false passport as Soufiane Kayal by Belgium Federal Police during a money transfer on 17 November 2015 in a Western Union bank in the Brussels region of Belgium. Federal police state that Najim Laachraoui was seen on 09 September 2015 at the Hungarian-Austrian border with Samir Bouzid and fugitive Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspects of the Paris terrorist attacks of 13 November. Bouzid and Kayal are using fake Belgian identity cards and there are other links with the Paris attacks. The two men are armed and dangerous.

True identity of Abdeslam’s accomplice revealed


Belgian prosecutors on Monday revealed the true identity of Soufiane Kayal, the Paris attack accomplice of Salah Abdeslam arrested on Friday.

His real name is Najim Laachraoui and traveled to Syria to fight for IS in February 2013. He traveled as Kayal with Salah Abdelslam and Mohamad Belkaid from Syria via Hungary and Austria back to Belgium in September 2015.

Under the same false identity, Laachraoui also rented an apartment in Auvelais, near the town of Namur, Belgium, from where the No...


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