Saturday, March 19, 2016

Belgium catches no.1 Paris attacker

Okay, so it's Europe.  I'm guessing that Belgium police and special forces probably broke five or six commandments of the Human Rights Commission document of the European Union so this guy should be walking in a couple of weeks.

This is why it's important that as much info is tortured out of this prick as possible in the next 48 hours.

The story comes from Al Arabiya.

Belgium catches no.1 Paris attacker

The main fugitive from Islamic extremist attacks in Paris in November, Salah Abdeslam, has been arrested in Belgium’s capital after four months at large, French police officials said Friday.

The officials told The Associated Press that he was arrested Friday in a major police operation in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek.

“We got him” said Theo Francken, Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, on Twitter.

The Federal Prosecutor’s office has also confirmed his arrest, public broadcaster RTBF said.

Blasts were also heard in the Molenbeek district of Brussels where police have arrested Abdeslam, Belgian media reported on Friday.

RTBF, showed footage of smoke and said an explosion had been heard, but its exact nature was not clear.

RTL and l’Echo also reported two explosions.

The White House said on Friday the United States had been helping French and Belgian authorities to boost security since November's Paris attacks, and that this would continue.

The comments from White House spokesman Josh Earnest came after news broke that Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted fugitive from the attacks in which 130 people died, was wounded and caught in a shootout in Brussels Friday.

Earnest told a daily press briefing he did not know whether President Barack Obama had been briefed.

“The United States obviously has significant resources and significant capabilities, and we have used them to assist the French and the Belgians as they have conducted investigations into the attacks and as they have taken steps to try to safeguard their country,” Earnest said

“We’re going to continue to stay in close touch with them on this,” he said.

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