Paris attack suspect Abdeslam has been arrested
Five of the Paris terrorist attack suspects, including Salah Abdeslam were detained in Brussels as a result of large-scale special operation.
Thierry VERTS, SPOKESPERSON, BELGIAN FEDERAL PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE:
Salah Abdeslam was arrested at about 4:30 pm during the house search by the special units of the Federal police. He was slightly injured at his leg during the interventions and has been transferred to the hospital. Others so-called Mounir Ahmed Alaaj, alias Amine Choukri were also arrested and slightly injured and were also transferred to the hospital.
The Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium have approved the extradition of Salah Abdeslam to France. According to the Belgian prosecutor’s office, this process can take up to several months. However, the lawyers of the two countries may agree on a shorter period.