01:50 GMT10 May 2021
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    Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, who was detained in Belgium earlier on Friday, will appear before French judicial authorities, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — Abdeslam was arrested on March 18 during a raid by Belgian police in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, after a four-month manhunt.

    "Currently, detained [in Belgium] Salah Abdeslam must be held accountable for his actions… The government will do everything to shed light on what happened in Paris," Cazeneuve said at the Defense Council meeting chaired by French President Francois Hollande.

    Earlier in the day, Hollande said that Paris would ask for Abdeslam's quick extradition from Belgium to France as he is a French citizen.

    On November 13, a series of terrorist attacks were staged across the French capital, leading to the death of at least 130 people and injuring over 350 others. One of the attacks occurred at the Stade de France stadium, where Hollande was watching a friendly match between France and Germany.

    Daesh radical group claimed responsibility for the attacks.


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