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Third Paris suicide bomber was in Syria in 2013: Judicial source

Reuters , Wednesday 9 Dec 2015
Paris attackers
This combination of photos made in Paris on November 26, 2015 shows (From top L) Samy Amimour, one of the suicide bombers who attacked a Paris concert hall, an unidentified man, one of the suicide bombers of the Stade de France stadium, the suspected mastermind of the November 13, 2015 Paris attacks (Photo: AFP)
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The third and as-yet unnamed man who attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Nov. 13 went to Syria with a group of other young people at the end of 2013, a judicial source said on Wednesday.

Confirming a report in Le Parisien newspaper, the source did not give any further details, but according to the daily newspaper, the group was from the eastern city of Strasbourg and came back in the spring of 2014.

Seven of them, not including the Nov. 13 bomber, were later arrested and jailed, the report said.

The Bataclan shootings were part of a co-ordinated attack that killed 130 people in Paris and which was claimed by Islamic State, the militant group that now controls large parts of Syria and Iraq.

The other two attackers at the Bataclan, among seven who died in the assaults, have been named as Samy Amimour, 28, from Drancy, north east of Paris, and Ismail Omar Mostefai, 29, who lived in Chartres, south west of Paris.

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