France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande wins U.S. backing

November 24, 2015 8:46 PM

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France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande wins U.S. backing

Painting a chilling picture of ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Paris prosecutor said that after dropping off the gunmen and suicide bombers at the cafes and bars where the attacks were to take place he had later returned to the scene while the killing spree was in full swing.

The coordinated attacks, in which 130 people were killed, prompted France to declare a national state of emergency and to step up air strikes in Syria on Islamic State, the militant group which has claimed responsibility.

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