The investigating judges in charge of the investigation of the attacks of November 13th, 2015 which made 130 dead in Paris and Saint-Denis finished their investigations, one learned Monday from judicial source.
Four years after the attacks that were the deadliest of the wave of jihadist attacks in France, magistrates announced Monday their intention to close the judicial information, opening a month deadline for the observations of the parties and for the requisitions of the National Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor's Office (PNAT), before a final decision of the judges on the holding of a trial. A total of fourteen people, including eleven remand prisoners, are indicted in this sprawling investigation, which should lead to a trial in Paris that will not be held for a year at best.
Five suspects sometimes presumed dead under arrest warrant
Among them, Salah Abdeslam, the only member still alive of the three jihadist commandos who perpetrated these attacks, is incarcerated in France, three and a half years after being arrested in Belgium. Five other suspects, sometimes presumed dead in Syria or Iraq like the Clain brothers, are targeted by an arrest warrant. On November 13, 2015, nine men attacked the French capital and Saint-Denis at several points, near the Stade de France, at restaurant terraces and in the Bataclan concert hall, leaving 130 dead and more than 350 wounded.
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The investigations revealed a much larger jihadist cell behind these attacks, claimed by the Islamic State organization, with ramifications throughout Europe, mainly in Belgium. On March 22, 2016, she also knocked on the airport and on the Brussels Metro, killing 32 people.