Saturday, November 14, 2015

One of the ISIS suicide bombers in Paris identified as Syrian "refugee" who entered Europe through Greece in October

  • Three of eight Paris attackers were from Brussels, police believe
  • Statement claiming to be from Islamic State says France is ‘key target’
  • Attacks were retaliation for France’s bombing in Syria, Isis says
  • 127 died in attacks, Hollande says; 200 more were injured, 99 critically
Syrian passport found on Paris attacker's body belonged to refugee who passed through Greece

The holder of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the gunmen who died in Friday night’s attacks in Paris passed though Greece in October, a Greek minister told Reuters.

“The holder of the passport passed through the island of Leros on 3 October 2015, where he was identified according to EU rules,” said Nikos Toscas, Greece’s deputy minister in charge of policing.

A Greek police source told Reuters that European countries had been asked to check the passport holder to see if they had been registered.

While this heavily implies that one of the gunman came into Europe along with refugees, Syrian passports are known to be valuable currency amongst those trying to enter Europe, and it is not yet confirmed whether the holder of the passport is indeed the perpetrator.

Three other jiahdists shared an apartment on Brussels:
Three of the eight attackers who killed 127 people in Paris on Friday night are believed to have come from the Brussels neighbourhood raided by police this afternoon.

French media reports that three attackers were from the Molenbeek neighbourhood, where police are currently carrying out raids.

RTL reports that the country’s federal prosecutor will make a statement this evening.