It has been confirmed by the Paris prosecutor that the suspected ringleader of the attacks was killed in the police raid yesterday morning in St-Denis.
The 28-year-old militant from Belgium is believed to have links with attacks in Europe, which he boasted about, and was believed to be behind Friday’s coordinated attack.
His body was identified after the several hour siege during which a suicide bomber killed herself and several arrests were made.
In a statement, the Paris prosecutor’s office confirmed that Abaaoud died in the raid and his body had been identified based on saliva samples.
#Breaking The suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks was killed in the police raid, French prosecutors say
— Press Association (@PA) November 19, 2015