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Terrorist Who Survived 2015 Paris Attacks Gets Life Without Parole

This court-sketch made on June 27, 2022, shows defendant Salah Abdeslam, right, standing next to the 13 other defendants during the trial of the November 2015 attacks that saw 130 people killed.

This court-sketch made on June 27, 2022, shows defendant Salah Abdeslam, right, standing next to the 13 other defendants during the trial of the November 2015 attacks that saw 130 people killed.

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Paris (AP) -- The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history.

The special terrorism court also convicted 19 other men involved in the assault on the Bataclan concert hall, cafes and the national stadium, which killed 130 people and injured hundreds, some permanently maimed. It also led to intensified French military action against extremists abroad and a lasting shift in France's security posture at home.