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Paris attacks: Salah Abdeslam 'phoned people for lift'

A friend of one of the main suspects still being hunted by police after the Paris attacks has said Salah Abdeslam phoned people in Brussels following the attacks and asked them to drive to get him.

The man, who did not want his identity to be known, told the BBC's Damian Grammaticas that he was also a close friend of Salah Abdeslam's brother Brahim. He said Brahim "wasn't obsessed" with Syria and "talked about getting married, having kids, but not blowing himself up".

130 people were killed in the Paris attacks and more than 360 wounded. Brahim blew himself up outside a cafe, injuring three people and killing himself.

Police in Belgium have mounted a number of raids and searches over the past two weeks and have charged five people with terror-related offences.

Damian Grammaticas reports.

  • 26 Nov 2015
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