Profile: Suspected Paris attack mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud

November 16, 2015 1:26 PM

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Abdelhamid Abaaoud, named by a French official as the suspected mastermind behind the attacks that killed 132 people in Paris on Friday, is "one of the most active" Islamic State executioners in Syria, according to French radio station RTL.

The 27-year-old Belgian national is believed to be linked to thwarted attacks on a high-speed train bound for the French capital from Amsterdam and a church in the Paris area earlier this year, the unnamed official, who is not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation, told the Associated...

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