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The Man Suspected Of Planning The Paris Attacks Is Reportedly Dead

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the man who allegedly orchestrated the Paris terror attacks is reportedly dead.

On Wednesday morning, French police commanders raided an apartment in Paris where a woman reportedly triggered a suicide bomb, killing herself and another suspect.

Two senior intelligence officials are now claiming Abdelhamid Abaaoud died in the raid, The Washington Post reports.

The raid apparently lasted around seven hours and involved over 100 police and soldiers.

Abaaoud, an ISIS militant from Belgium, was linked to a number of terrorist operations.

There are conflicting reports regarding whether or not Abaaoud is really dead.*




On Thursday, French prosecutors confirmed Abdelhamid Abaaoud was among those killed in the police raid. Abaaoud was reportedly identified by his fingerprints.**




The Paris terror attacks left at least 129 dead and hundreds injured.

*Editor's note, 1:40 pm (Wednesday): This story was updated after French Prosecutor Francois Molins made a public statement on the police raid.

**Editor's note, 7:45 am (Thursday): This story was updated after French prosecutors released a statement confirming Abaaoud died in the police raid.

Citations: Suspected architect of Paris attacks is dead according to two senior intelligence officials (The Washington Post), An ISIS Militant From Belgium Whose Own Family Wanted Him Dead (The New York Times)

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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