Sunday, December 11, 2016

Attack foiled: review of a sixth suspect arrested in Strasbourg – The Express

A sixth suspect has been challenged in Strasbourg, in the survey on the project of attack in the paris region foiled, which led police to arrest five suspects in Strasbourg and Marseille. The 31-year-old has been under investigation in Paris by judge anti-terrorism for “criminal association criminal terrorist” and “acquisition, possession, transport, supply or sale of weapons” in relation with a terrorist enterprise.

He has been placed in provisional detention, according to a justice source.

Suspected of having supplied weapons to the network of Strasbourg

shout out Tuesday by the police of the general directorate of internal security (ISB), the suspect has been transferred to the palace of justice in Paris after three days in police custody, according to the sources, confirming information of LCI.

His DNA was found on a gun found during previous searches at Strasbourg, according to a source close to the investigation. He is suspected of”providing weapons” to the network. According to LCI, Hamid B. is a “little rogue”, “unknown intelligence services in france, notably for possible links to radical Islam”.

The emir French Boubaker El-Hakim in the operation?

on The 25th of November, five men – four French citizens between the ages of 35 to 37 years with a host school, and a Moroccan-46 years old – had been indicted and arrested, suspected of having wanted to commit an attack on the 1st of December in the paris region. Stopped in Strasbourg for the first four and in Marseille for the fifth, they had made allegiance to the group islamic State and had instructions “communicated by a client from the iraqi-syrian”, according to the prosecutor of the Republic Francois Molins. These arrests had prevented “a major attack” according to president François Hollande.

According to our information, Boubaker El-Hakim, a Franco-Tunisian 33 years old, is suspected to be one of those outsourcers.

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According to the prosecutor Molins, the passage to the act of the strasbourg project group was scheduled for 1 December, “we cannot determine at this stage the precise target chosen.”

Sites police, Christmas market, Disneyland Paris…

The operation of telephones and computers found during a search revealed research on the internet on a dozen sites in the paris region such as the 36 quai des Orfèvres, the headquarters of the judicial police, the Christmas market of Champs-Elysées, Disneyland Paris, as well as several places of worship. In police custody, one of the suspects had also referred to the headquarters of the PJ in paris, but also that of the ISB in Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine).

This crackdown has taken place in a context of a terrorist threat is maximum in France, struck for nearly two years by a wave of terrorist attacks unprecedented, having made 238 dead. According to the former minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve, 17 attacks have been thwarted since the beginning of the year, seven in 2015.


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