Top Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, Europe’s most wanted man, was wounded and captured in a dramatic raid by armed police in the Belgian capital on Friday.
Abdeslam, 26, and four other suspects were arrested in the gritty Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek, where the Franco-Moroccan allegedly helped plan the November 13 attacks in which 130 people were killed and 350 injured.
Abdeslam was lightly wounded in the leg during the raid, prosecutors said.
‘The battle against terrorism does not end tonight, even though this is a victory,’ French President Francois Hollande told a news conference in Brussels with Belgian prime minister Charles Michel.
‘I think of the victims of November 13, because Salah Abdeslam was directly linked to the preparation, the organisation and unfortunately the perpetration of these attacks.’
source : the new age