Text to Mom Announcing Death Reveals 3rd Bataclan Attacker

December 9, 2015 9:04 AM

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The third gunman who terrorized Paris' Bataclan concert hall before being killed last month in the attack was identified Wednesday as a Frenchman who left for Syria in 2013. The development came after his mother received a text message announcing his death and gave a DNA sample to police.

The news was further confirmation that the deadly Paris attacks were carried out largely, if not entirely, by Europeans trained by the Islamic State group in Syria.

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