The United States have registered for this Tuesday on their black list of “international terrorists” a Franco-Moroccan, formerly of the foreign Legion, they suspect to have planned the attacks in Paris and Brussels, even if it does not appear in the French survey on November 13, 2015.
Abdelilah Himich, nicknamed “Abdul the legionnaire” or “Abu Sulayman al-Faransi” is born in November 1989 in Morocco, grew up in Lunel, a village near Montpellier in the south of France, a city marked in 2013 by the departure to Syria of two dozen young people.
By making it be included in the classification “terrorist” –what triggers a battery of sanctions– the u.s. department of State and the Treasury us consider now the young man as an “international terrorist”, a “figure-of-area operations (…) of the foreign terrorist organization islamic State”.
after Washington, Himich, left for Syria in 2014 to join the ARS, has developed the next year, a “cell of foreign fighters-european, pool of perpetrators of attacks in Iraq, in Syria and abroad”.
His “battalion was able to count at one point 300 members”, ahead of american diplomacy.
In addition, the French center for analysis of terrorism (CAT), and a source close to the dossier in France report that Abdelilah Himich “has done his military service in the French foreign Legion for two years, during which time he has served in Afghanistan”.
His career in the army, from 2008, explains his “rapid ascent within the islamic State,” said the CAT.
But the american authorities go further and evoke his alleged role in the attacks of Paris and Saint-Denis on November 13, 2015 (130 dead) and in those of Brussels on the 22 of march last (32 dead), claimed by the group jihadi.
Himich “has, according to information, was involved in the planning of the attacks,” says a press release from the State department, without, however, providing further details on participation specifies the Franco-Moroccan to attack jihadists in Europe.
especially as, at this stage, there are no elements on Himich in the judicial inquiry conducted by judges of counter-terrorism in Paris on the attacks of November 13, 2015.