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France: 'Abdeslam must answer for his actions' in France - IntMin00:23

France: 'Abdeslam must answer for his actions' in France - IntMin

France, Paris
March 19, 2016 at 20:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve briefed the press in Paris on Saturday, following the arrest of a key suspect in last November's Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, who was captured in Brussels on Friday in a raid after a four-month-long manhunt.

Cazeneuve confirmed Abdeslam's arrest, and that of four other individuals who had allegedly helped him while on the run. They are now awaiting an inquiry which is to be held later on Monday. Cazeneuve said that "Salah Abdeslam must answer for his actions in front of a French court," since, he said, this is what "the relatives of the 130 victims and all of our citizens are waiting for."

Cazeneuve also stressed the French government's determination to clarify all the facts regarding the attack.

Abdeslam has been on the run from authorities following his alleged involvement in last year's Paris attacks. At least 130 people were killed and more than 349 left injured, after gunmen carried out a series of coordinated attacks at six different locations across the French capital on November 13.

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French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve briefed the press in Paris on Saturday, following the arrest of a key suspect in last November's Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, who was captured in Brussels on Friday in a raid after a four-month-long manhunt.

Cazeneuve confirmed Abdeslam's arrest, and that of four other individuals who had allegedly helped him while on the run. They are now awaiting an inquiry which is to be held later on Monday. Cazeneuve said that "Salah Abdeslam must answer for his actions in front of a French court," since, he said, this is what "the relatives of the 130 victims and all of our citizens are waiting for."

Cazeneuve also stressed the French government's determination to clarify all the facts regarding the attack.

Abdeslam has been on the run from authorities following his alleged involvement in last year's Paris attacks. At least 130 people were killed and more than 349 left injured, after gunmen carried out a series of coordinated attacks at six different locations across the French capital on November 13.