France Identifies Two More Assailants in Paris Terror Attacks

Syrian IS Targets Bombed, France Reels from Paris Attacks
  • One suicide bomber believed to have been born in Syria
  • Second identified attacker was French-born, known to police

French prosecutors identified two more assailants in Friday’s terror attacks in Paris, and strongly suggested one may have entered Europe via Greece last month.

There is a match between the remains of a suicide bomber found at the Stade de France, north of the French capital, and the fingerprints of a person who was registered by Greek authorities as a refugee claimant in October, the Paris prosecutors’ office said in an e-mailed statement. A Syrian passport in the name of Ahmad Al Mohammad, a 25-year-old born in Idlib, Syria, was found at the stadium, though the authenticity of the passport must still be verified, the statement said.

Prosecutors have also confirmed the identity of one of the attackers at the Bataclan concert hall, where at least 89 people were killed. Samy Amimour, 28, was born in Paris and had been investigated for links to terror groups in Yemen in 2012. He had attempted to travel there and been stopped by the authorities, today’s statement said.

In total, investigators have now identified five of the seven assailants who died on Friday.

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