The investigation into November’s deadly Paris terrorist attacks has revealed that the mastermind behind the attacks slipped into Europe accompanied by 90 ISIS militants as part of the wave of Syrian refugees that has inundated the continent.
A woman who tipped police off to the hiding place of attack leader Abdelhamid Abaaoud told investigators that Abaaoud was bragging about the many fighters who came with him. He said 90 jihadists had filtered through Europe from Syria using false papers. An official familiar with the investigation told Fox News that those returning included French, British, German, Iraqi and Syrian citizens. The official said Abaaoud boasted that his network had terrorists based in Paris and across Europe. 50 to 60 of the operatives in Abaaoud’s network reportedly slipped into Europe through Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.
The woman who testified about Abaaoud and is known by the alias of Sonia said she met him two days after the attacks in a gypsy camp in Aubervilliers, a northern suburb of Paris.
“I said to him, ‘You have killed innocent people!’” she said. “He said to me, ‘No, they aren’t innocent. You have to see what’s happening with us in Syria.’”
She said the terrorist showed no remorse.
“He spoke about the attacks as if he had been shopping and had found a box of discounted washing up liquid. He was happy. That was it,” she said.
The woman also said that Abaaoud had planned further terrorist attacks after the initial strikes in which 130 people were killed, targeting a police station and a nursery. She said she alerted police to his whereabouts after learning of the plan for more deaths.
Abaaoud and three other ISIS terrorists were killed Nov. 18 when police raided their apartment.
Sonia has gone into hiding, and changed her identify, but spoke about the attacks this week on RMC radio in Paris . She also added, “Even if I live in danger, really, I’d rather it this way than have the death of innocent people on my conscience.”
h/t: Fox News