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Paris Attacks: Salah Abdeslam “refused to blow himself up”


The Brother to the surviving Paris Attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has said that his brother did not blow himself up so as to save lives.

Mohamed Abdeslam spoke to French BFMTV after he had met his brother Salah in a Belgian prison from where he is to be extradited to France.

“There would have been more victims had I done it,” Salah told him. “Luckily, I couldn’t go through with it.”

130 people died as a result of the November 13th attacks last year which took place on a stadium, bars and a concert hall.

Abdeslam, 26, was arrested last month in Brussels four days before bomb attacks in Brussels killed 32 people.

The authorities are suspecting that it s the same militant network that is responsible for the attacks in the two cities.

The Belgium born French national has apparently hid in Belgian capital for over 4 months.

After getting arrested, Abdeslam was first questioned concerning the role he played in Paris attacks.

But after the suicide bombings in the Belgian capital, he chose to exercise his right to silence.

After seeing his brother in Bruges prison, Mohamed said that his brother is ready to work with the French authorities because his “accountability is for the French and not the Belgians” – referencing the Belgian attacks.

Belgian authorities have said that Abdeslam can be linked to two of the Brussels bombers.

His fingerprints were found in a flat rented by Khalid el-Bakraoui, who blew himself up on the Brussels metro station on 22 March.

The Islamic State has claimed to be responsible for both the Paris and Brussels attacks.


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