LiveParis attacks: Monday as it happened

Summary

  1. State of emergency across France could be extended for three months
  2. Mastermind behind French attacks named as Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud
  3. French President Francois Hollande says he is committed to "destroying" Islamic State
  4. French security officials believe Belgian militant planned attacks
  5. French prosecutors identify two more of the attackers - as hunt continues for another key suspect
  6. All times in GMT

Live Reporting

By Joel Gunter, Ashley Gold and Claudia Allen

Closing summary

We are going to pause our live coverage for now, but you can continue to follow developments on the BBC News homepage and on Twitter.

Here are today's key developments:

Francois Hollande speech

The investigation

  • French prosecutors identified Moroccan-origin Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud as the mastermind behind the Paris attacks. Abaaoud is thought to be in Syria.
  • Prosecutors also identified one of the attackers as Ahmad Almohammad. Almohammad, a Syrian passport-holder, reportedly entered the EU via Greece along with refugees.
  • Two of the seven people arrested in Belgium on Saturday were charged with terror offences. Five have been released, including a brother of two of the suspected assailants.
  • Mohamed Abdeslam, whose brother Brahim blew himself up and whose other brother Salah is wanted by police, said he had no idea where Salah was and no advance warning of the attacks.
  • French police are still hunting for Salah Abdeslam, thought to be one of the gunmen. Reports he had been detained during a raid in the Belgian town of Molenbeek turned out to be false.  
  • Italian police were alerted to look out for a black Seat car thought to be connected to the attacks that may have crossed into Italy. 

The fight against Islamic State

  • The Pentagon said it would step up intelligence sharing with France in the wake of the attacks.

Trump 'would consider closing US mosques'

US Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump has said he would consider closing mosques in the US. 

"I would hate to do it, but it's something that you're going to have to strongly consider," Mr Trump told MSNBC.

He said the US would have to "watch" and "study" mosques because "lots of talk is going on" in them, and warned that US citizens would have to prepare to give up certain civil liberties.

Over the weekend, Mr Trump suggested that the situation in Paris would have been different if some of the victims had been armed.

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French nationals could be put under house arrest - AFP

French nationals returning from Syria could be put under house arrest and subject to tough surveillance, AFP reports, citing a government source.

#UPDATE French nationals coming from Syria may be put under house arrest and subject to tough surveillance u.afp.com/ZY8E

Addressing the French parliament earlier today, President Francois Hollande outlined a series of measures designed to combat extremism, including extending France's current state of emergency and giving authorities more powers to deport foreign nationals deemed to pose a threat.

Police operation in Strasbourg 'over'

A police operation taking place in the Neudorf area of Strasbourg this evening is over, according to local media, and Salah Abdeslam "was not found there".

French media had reported a "large" operation after a witness thought they saw the suspect in Friday's attacks.

A police spokesman confirmed to the BBC that there was an ongoing operation in the eastern French city, but would not give any details.

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IS 'has 24-hour help desk'

IS has a "24-hour help desk" available for messaging, recruiting and planning, according to a report by NBC News.

The desk is for "helping would-be jihadists use encryption and other secure communications in order to evade detection by law enforcement and intelligence authorities," counter-terrorism analysts affiliated to the US Army told the broadcaster.

Justin Trudeau: Canada will have 'robust role' fighting IS

Canada's new leader Justin Trudeau said on Monday at the G20 summit in Turkey that Canada would have a "robust role" in fighting IS.

He still intends to withdraw Canadian warplanes from the US-led mission against IS in Iraq and Syria, despite the Paris attacks, CBC reports:

We made a clear commitment in the campaign to stop the bombing mission by Canadian jets and replace it with a role for Canada that is still a serious military role, but leaned more towards training of local troops to be able to bring the fight directly to ISIL... That's the commitment we made very clearly throughout the campaign and we have a mandate to do that.

Justin Trudeau Canadian Prime Minister
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John Kerry: 'We are all Parisians'

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in France to meet with French officials and embassy staff. 

Mr Kerry spoke shortly after arriving to pay tribute to the city.

"As history knows, Paris has seen even darker days and overcome them," he said "No one should doubt that the light still shines in the City of Light."

"We are all Parisians."

 He said the US embassy in Paris would be lit up tonight in the red, white, and blue of the French flag.

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US state governors plan to refuse refugees following attacks

At least 13 Republican state governors in the US say they intend to suspend programmes to resettle Syrian refugees in the wake of the attacks in Paris. 

Reports that one of assailants in Paris entered Europe through Greece posing as a refugee have strengthened calls from some quarters for tougher restrictions.

The state of Alabama has so far not taken in any Syrian refugees, but the southern state's governor Robert Bentley has said that he "will not place Alabamians at even the slightest possible risk of an attack on our people".

In Michigan, where it has been reported that 200 Syrians have been resettled in the past year, Governor Rick Snyder said he will suspend the acceptance of new refugees pending "a full review of security clearances and procedures".

BREAKING: Texas will not accept any Syrian refugees & I demand the U.S. act similarly. Security comes first. gov.texas.gov/files/press-of…

Alabama, Texas and several other states issued similar statements but a State Department spokesman said the legality of the move was unclear.   

"Whether they can legally do that, I don't have an answer for you," Mark Toner said. "I think our lawyers are looking at that."   

States saying no:

  • Texas
  • Michigan
  • Louisiana
  • Indiana
  • Arkansas
  • Alabama
  • Massachusetts
  • Ohio 
  • Arizona
  • Mississippi
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • North Carolina
  • Wisconsin
  • New Hampshire

Speaking at the G20 meeting on Monday, President Obama said the US would continue to accept refugees, including Syrians, following "rigorous" security screenings.

"Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," he said.

Read more here.

Twitter account set up to remember victims

A Twitter account has been set up to commemorate victims of the attacks in Paris.

The account, @ParisVictims, which was set up by the US news site Mashable, is being used to post images of those who died with details about their lives.

Anyone wanting to send an image or tribute can use the hashtag #enmémoire.

 

Mathieu Hoche, 38, France. Cameraman for @France24. He loved rock & roll and had a 6-year-old son. #enmémoire

Mathias Dymarski, France. Rode BMX bikes and died with his girlfriend. #enmémoire

Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, United States. A student studying abroad in Paris, called a "shining star." #enmémoire

Omar Ismail Mostefai: Life in the banlieue

Omar Ismail Mostefai, a 29-year-old Frenchman of Algerian origin, was among the three gunmen who killed 89 people at the Bataclan concert hall - the worst single attack of the night.

Mostefai was known to French security services and was identified by the print on a severed finger found at the scene.

The BBC's James Longman visited Courcouronnes, the Paris suburb where Mostefai grew up, and spoke to a former gangster who says he knew him.

In a dark street in a Paris suburb, I meet with a former Courcouronnes gangster. He asks me to call him Dominic. He gets out his phone and we sit together on a wall waiting for a video to load. 'I'll show him to you,' he says.

You can read the full piece here.

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Harvard buildings evacuated after bomb threat

Harvard University in the US has evacuated several buildings after receiving an "unconfirmed bomb threat".

There is no suggestion the threat is connected to events in Paris, but cities around the world have been on high alert since the attacks on Friday.

New propaganda videos released on Monday by the Islamic State group threatened an attack against the US capital, Washington DC.

Alert: Unconfirmed bomb threat received. Science Ctr, Sever, Emerson, Thayer Halls are being evacuated hvrd.me/UInFW

Buildings have been evacuated and law enforcement officials are on scene. Entry to the Yard is restricted. hvrd.me/UIsHz

French footballers 'had doubts' about England fixture

The captain of France's football team has said the players had doubts about playing England in a friendly in London on Tuesday, but were told they had to by the president of the French Football Federation. 

"The president made the best decision, I think, to play this game," Hugo Lloris told a news conference at Wembley Stadium. "The French nation is more important than French football team." 

France were playing Germany at the Stade de France on Friday when suicide bombers targeted the stadium. Midfielder Lassana Diarra lost a cousin in one of the shooting attacks elsewhere in Paris, while forward Antoine Griezmann's sister escaped unhurt from the Bataclan theatre. 

"The last three days were a bit dramatic. We were in mourning all together," Lloris said. "We will try to escape from it for 90 minutes. There will be a lot of emotion from the players, but it will be a great moment of solidarity."

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Hugo Lloris speaks to reporters at Wembley Stadium

Eiffel Tower lit up in colours of the French flag

France's most famous landmark, the Eiffel Tower, has been illuminated in the tricolour colours of the French flag. 

The tower was reopened to visitors on Monday after closing in the wake of the attacks.

Landmarks around the world were lit up in red, white and blue over the weekend, including the London Eye, Rio's Christ the Redeemer Statue, and the spire of New York's One World Trade Centre.

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Jeremy Corbyn 'not happy' with shoot-to-kill policy

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has indicated he wouldn't give the order for the British police or army to shoot to kill if he were prime minister and faced with a Paris-style attack

In an interview with the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg on Monday, he said:

I'm not happy with a shoot-to-kill policy in general, I think that is quite dangerous and can often be counter-productive. I think you have to have security that prevents people firing off weapons where you can.

Jeremy Corbyn

Asked whether he could ever support military action against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, Mr Corbyn insisted it was a "hypothetical question".

You can watch the full interview here.

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg reports that Mr Corbyn may be facing a showdown at Monday's meeting of Labour MPs over his comments.

Senior Labour MP tells me Corbyn 'heading for a bit of a showdown' at PLP tonight over his comments on Paris attacks in last few days

Armed police to guard Wembley stadium for England v France

Armed police will guard Wembley Stadium for a friendly between England and France on Tuesday night, the Metropolitan Police has said.

"We want everyone coming along to the match to know that officers will be out there in increased numbers, to keep them safe," Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Terry said in a statement. 

The additional security was "purely precautionary and "not as a result of any specific intelligence", he added.

The Duke of Cambridge was not scheduled to attend the football match, but decided to after Friday's attacks.

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Paris attacks: Is France united?

Police in France have carried out scores of raids across the country following Friday's attacks in Paris, and the government is using a state of emergency to question suspected jihadists.

But while France is united in grief, there are concerns of growing divisions in society. The BBC's Matthew Price reports from the streets of the French capital.

Bataclan owners have 'no words'

The owners of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris have said they have "no words" to express their sorrow following Friday's attacks.

Eighty-nine music fans were killed and more than 100 injured when gunmen fired into the crowd during a concert by US band Eagles of Death Metal.

"Our thoughts are with the victims, the injured and their loved ones," the venue said in a statement posted on Twitter.

It also thanked people for the support it had received since the attack.

France's fight is our fight - UK defence secretary

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said the UK must reconsider launching air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, a move that would require consent from parliament.

Speaking to the BBC, Mr Fallon said the French had made the right decision in stepping up its air strikes on the IS stronghold of Raqqa following Friday's attacks, because it was clear they had been planned in northern Syria.

"France's fight is our fight" he stressed. "The terror is on our own doorstep."

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Direct connection between plotters and IS rare - study

French PM Manuel Valls has said Friday’s attacks were organised from Syria in connection with operatives in Belgium and France.

But most people involved in Islamic State-related plots have no contact with the organisation at all, according to a study by the Terrorism Research Initiative.

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'I said to my son, I am a dead man, it's over...'

The BBC's Gavin Lee has heard the remarkable story of a man who survived the Bataclan attacks because of his wooden leg.

"I said to my son: 'I am a dead man, it's over. You don't move, don't move! But me, I am dead.' 

"The terrorist arrived, he touched my leg one time. He just pushed it slowly to see if you resist, which means that you are alive..."

Listen to the full interview below.

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Francois Hollande speech: key points

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President Francois Hollande has just finished addressing a rare joint session of French two houses of parliament.

Here are some of the key points:

  • Tighter EU border controls: Mr Hollande warned: "If Europe doesn't control its external borders, then it is the return of national borders... This would mean the dismantling of the European Union."
  • Extending state of emergency: The government will table a bill in parliament to extend France's state of emergency by three months. It is currently limited to 12 days
  • New deportation powers: Mr Hollande called for a change to France's constitution to make it easier to expel people deemed to pose a threat to national security
  • Security resources: He announced funding for an additional 5,000 police officers, 2,500 judicial staff, and 1,000 border personnel
  • No cuts to the armed forces: The presidents said there would be no cuts to the country's armed forces before 2017, and that the power of the military would be returned to its 2007 level
  • More air strikes in Syria: He vowed to intensify air strikes targeting the jihadist group Islamic State in Syria: "Terrorism will not destroy the Republic because the Republic will destroy terrorism," he said
  • Meeting with Obama and Putin: Mr Hollande said he would meet with US President Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin in the coming week to discuss co-operating in the fight against IS

Brother of bomber speaks to press following release

The brother of two of the Paris attackers has spoken to journalists following his release by Belgian police. Mohamed Abdeslam's brother Brahim blew himself up in the Comptoir Voltaire bar, while his other brother, Salah, is the subject of an international manhunt. 

Mohamed Abdeslam, who was arrested over the weekend but released without charge on Monday, stressed that his family did not know where Salah was. Their thoughts were "with the families of the victims", he said. "We are moved by what happened." 

He said he had "noticed absolutely nothing" abnormal about his brothers' behaviour before the attacks. "We still don't know exactly what happened," he said.

Hollande: 'Terrorism will not destroy the Republic'

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President Hollande's speech to congress ended with a round of applause and members singing the French national anthem.

He said: "We will eradicate terrorism so that the movement of people can go on ... so that France can continue to lead.

"Terrorism will not destroy the Republic because the Republic will destroy terrorism."

Hollande: police, military, and judiciary reinforced

Hollande announces additional resources for France's security forces.

  • 5,000 additional police officers over the next two years.
  • 2,500 extra posts within the country's prisons and judicial system.
  • 1,000 extra staff for customs and border agency
  • No cuts to the armed forces before 2017
  •  Additional computer and information resources for defence  

"This is a considerable effort and the government is prepared to do what it takes," Hollande says.

He says France will restore the capabilities of its security forces to its 2007 level.

Hollande: constitutional change needed to expel security threats

France needs to change its constitution to give authorities the power to expel more quickly foreigners who present a particularly serious risk to public order, Hollande says.

  

"I believe that we should modify our Constitution in order to allow ourselves to fight efficiently against terrorism."

Hollande: state of emergency should be extended

Hollande says parliament will meet on Wednesday to discuss extending the French state of emergency for three months.

"There will be more raids in France ... security and safety are fundamental rights," he says.

New IS videos threaten Washington DC

Islamic State has issued two new propaganda videos from militants in Iraq, celebrating the attacks in Paris and threatening Washington DC, BBC Monitoring's jihadist media team reports.

The videos feature excerpts from a September 2014 message by IS spokesman Abu-Muhammad al-Adnani, inciting lone wolf attacks in countries party to the US-led coalition against the group.

IS fighters speaking in the films reiterated incitement to further violence and said the Paris attacks came in revenge for the French government's killing of Muslims.

Hollande : France is 'at war' and will 'intensify' attacks

France will intensify operations in Syria, where the Paris attacks were "decided and planned", Hollande says.

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Francois Hollande addresses French parliament

French president Hollande is speaking now at Versailles to both houses of the French parliament. 

Hollande says Friday's attacks were planned in Syria, organised in Belgium and carried out in France.

He pays tribute to the "innocents" who were killed in Paris on Friday night, and "young people who have been traumatised" by the attacks.

There are 19 different nationalities among the victims, he says.

 

Italian police alerted over black car

Italian police are on the lookout for a black Seat car thought to be connected to the attacks, according to Italian media reports.

Police in Turin have reportedly been told the car has the numberplate GUT 18053. The numberplate, make and colour of the car described in the reports correspond to an alert issued by Paris police on Saturday.

The unconfirmed reports also say the vehicle is thought to have crossed into Italy at Ventimiglia and that a 32-year-old Frenchman is being sought in connection with the car.

New IS videos threaten Washington DC

Islamic State has issued two new propaganda videos from militants in Iraq, celebrating the attacks in Paris and threatening Washington DC, BBC Monitoring's jihadist media team reports.

The videos feature excerpts from a September 2014 message by IS spokesman Abu-Muhammad al-Adnani, inciting lone wolf attacks in countries party to the US-led coalition against the group. 

IS fighters speaking in the films reiterated incitement to further violence and said the Paris attacks came in revenge for the French government's killing of Muslims. 

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The Belgian connection

The investigation into the attacks has taken police to the Belgian town of Molenbeek, where police made arrests over the weekend and special forces raided a house on Monday. 

More Belgians have gone to fight for the militant Islamic State (IS) group than any other European country, per capita. And there have been several attacks in recent months involving a Belgian connection.  

  • Jewish Museum, Brussels, May 2014: Mehdi Nemmouche, a Frenchman from just over the border in Roubaix, accused of murdering four people.
  • Paris attacks, 7-9 January 2015: Gunman Ahmed Coulibaly is thought to have gone to Brussels to buy the rocket-launchers and guns used to kill 17 people.
  • Verviers raid, 16 January 2015: Two men killed in police raid in eastern Belgian town, amid reports of plot to attack Belgian police. Abdelhamid Abaaoud described as mastermind of planned attack.
  • Thalys thwarted train attack, 21 August 2015: Suspect Ayoub El Khazzani said to have stayed at sister's house in Molenbeek before attack on high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris via Brussels.
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Read more here from the BBC's Paul Kirby

Locations of terror raids across France

French police carried out 168 searches on Sunday night and Monday morning in response to the attacks in Paris. Here is where they happened

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Bobigny, Paris - One raid said to be directly linked to attacks.

Lille - Around 15 searches led to discovery of handguns, sub-machine gun and possible explosives according to local media. Other searches in surrounding area.

Quievrechain - Searches and two arrests.

Jeumont - Searches with "no direct link" to Paris attacks, according to the mayor.

Strasbourg - 14 raids in various districts.

Lyon - Rocket launcher and Kalashnikov rifle found in search.

Grenoble – Weapons found after multiple searches in the area

Bollene - Two arrests reported

Avignon - Man arrested and several mobile phones seized

Toulouse - Several locations searched in Mirail district, where man at centre of 2012 armed siege Mohamed Merah lived. Several people held.

Montpellier - Several searches in area

Marseille - Several searches

Source: News agencies and French local media

BreakingBelgium charges two men over attacks

Belgian authorities have charged two people arrested after the Paris attacks with involvement in terrorism, prosecutors say. 

A statement from the prosecutors office said the pair were charged "with a terrorist act and participation in the activities of a terrorist group".

Five others detained at the weekend were freed without charge, the statement says.

#BREAKINGBelgium charges two with terrorism over Paris attacks: prosecutor

Prosecutors also said a search on Monday of a house in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, which was under police siege for four hours, failed to produce evidence and no arrests were made.

'Algerian arrested' over alleged Paris warning

An Algerian asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany after allegedly warning fellow migrants last week of an imminent attack in Paris, a spokesman for the prosecutor has said.

The Associated Press reports that the unidentified 39-year-old man was detained at a refugee shelter in the western German town of Arnsberg, after two Syrian men contacted police on Saturday. 

According to Werner Wolff, a spokesman for the Arnsberg prosecutors office, the witnesses were told by the man that Paris would be subjected to "fear and terror".

Details of bomber's passport 'unverified'

Earlier, French prosecutors said one of the men who blew himself up at the Stade de France had a Syrian passport bearing the name Ahmad al-Mohammad.

They said they had established (via fingerprint matching) that the bomber had come to Europe with migrants via the Greek island of Leros in October, but not whether the passport was genuine. 

Man 'held in Serbia with same passport as bomber'

Serbian police have detained a migrant with a Syrian passport bearing the same details as one found on one of the bombers, according to the Serbian newspaper Blic. 

 "A document with the same name and same data, but with the photograph of another man, was found on Saturday on another migrant in the [reception] centre in Presevo and that person was held for questioning," the paper reported, without giving a source. 

"It is believed that these two men were not linked. However, the case will be examined because it is certain that both of them have bought fake Syrian passports at different times from the same counterfeiter in Turkey."

Le Pen urges 'immediate halt' to reception of migrants

Marine Le Pen, head of the far-right National Front (FN) party, has called for the "immediate halt of all intake of migrants in France" following the Paris attacks. The decision should be made "as a precaution" for the "security of the French", she adds.

Bomber's father 'travelled to Syria to bring him home'

Samy Amimour's father returned to Paris without him, Le Monde reports

The French newspaper Le Monde has republished an account originally published in December 2014.

It describes the journey of a 67-year-old Parisian man to Syria in June 2014, in the hope of persuading his son to leave the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) and return to France.

His son refused to leave and the father returned home without him.

While pseudonyms are used in the article, Le Monde writes that the son is in fact Samy Amimour, identified as one of the suicide attackers who blew themselves up at the Bataclan theatre.

'No arrests' in Brussels police raid

The police raid in Brussels, which was aimed at catching Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, ended without any arrests being made, the Belgian prosecutor's office tells the AFP news agency.

The operation is over and the result is negative. No-one was arrested.

Eric Van Der Sypt Spokesman for Belgian prosecutor's office

Reports of Belgian mastermind 'unconfirmed rumours'

Reports that a Belgian man is suspected of having masterminded the Paris attacks are unconfirmed "rumours", prosecutors in Belgium tell the Reuters news agency. 

French officials earlier said they were investigating links between the attackers and Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian now based in Syria with the jihadist group Islamic State (IS). 

Abaaoud has played an important role in planning attacks in Europe, officials believe.

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Abdelhamid Abaaoud was pictured in Islamic State's online magazine, Dabiq

Brussels police operation 'finished'

The major Belgian police operation in the Brussels district of Molenbeek has finished, local mayor Francoise Schepmans tells Belgium's state broadcaster RTBF.

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Belgian authorities release five suspects

Belgian prosecutors say five of the seven suspects arrested in Brussels over the weekend in connection with the Paris attacks - including Mohamed Abdeslam, the brother of one of the suicide bombers - have been released. A judge still has to decide whether to continue holding the other two suspects.

Bomber's brother 'only just learnt of his death'

Mohamed Abdeslam's lawyer, Natalie Gallant, said he had only learnt in the last hour how his brother Brahim died. Her client's focus was now on the rest of his family and on retaining the job he has had for the past 10 years, given the widespread reporting about him and his brothers, Ms Gallant added.

BreakingBelgian authorities release bomber's brother

The Belgian authorities have released the brother of one of the bombers in the Paris attacks. 

A lawyer for Mohamed Abdeslam told the BBC that he had been freed without being charged. 

Mr Abdeslam's brother Brahim blew himself up in the Comptoir Voltaire bar, while his other brother, Salah, is considered a key suspect in the attacks by French police.

Belgian police 'searching for key suspect'

The major operation by Belgian police in Brussels is aimed at finding Salah Abdeslam, one of the key suspects in the Paris attacks, Belgian prosecutors tell the AFP news agency. 

But they are unable to confirm whether Mr Abdeslam is inside a house surrounded by officers in the the Molenbeek district.

The 26 year old Frenchman, who was born in Belgium, is said to have rented a VW Polo car that was found near the Bataclan concert hall, where 89 people died, and is believed to have been used by attackers. His brother, Brahim, has been identified as attacker who died near Bataclan concert hall.

On Saturday he was in a vehicle with two other men near the Belgian border when it was stopped by police, officials said, but was released after checks.

Full coverage of the Paris attacks from the BBC

As well as following our live updates you can also find all of the BBC's news stories, analysis and videos about the Paris attacks here on this special page.

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Paris attacker 'seemed separate' from refugees - Greek official

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse has been looking into the background of one of the men who blew themselves up in Paris. The French authorities say the man had a Syrian passport bearing the name Ahmad Al Mohammad, and that he came to Europe with migrants via the Greek island of Leros in October. 

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