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Terrorism : Salah Abdeslam finally speaks out

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Salah Abdeslam, the only member left alive of the commandos that carried out the 13 November attacks in Paris has just spoken for the first time before a French judge in charge of the investigation. According to Agence France Presse and Reuters, the Belgian-Moroccan national «declared that one of the suspects did not help him escape, but refused to discuss his own involvement in the attacks.»

This Friday, March 9, Salah Abdeslam was confronted with Ali Oulkadi, a close relative of his brother Karim, who died in a suicide bomber during the attacks of November 13, the 28-year-old said he had «never asked» this suspect for help, said a source close to the file.

Salah Abdeslam did not say another word during the rest of the confrontation, which lasted an hour in the office of Christophe Teissier, one of the six magistrates in charge of the case. «He refused to be assisted by a lawyer. The most watched prisoner of France in Fleury-Mérogis, south of Paris, Salah Abdeslam had been extracted from his cell Friday morning,» added the same source.

News agencies recall that following the attacks, the next day, Salah Abdeslam, was dropped in Brussels by two friends, then joined Ali Oulkadi in a café in the Belgian capital.

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