Moroccan linked to Paris attacks arrested in Germany
Man (24) accused of renting flats in Turkey and Greece used by cell to plan acts of terror
Presumed mastermind behind the Paris attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud was said by prosecutors to have chaired a meeting the whereabouts of which were known to Redouane S. Photograph: AP
A Moroccan man has been arrested in Germany and charged with being a member of the Islamic State cell that carried out deadly attacks in Paris last year, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office said on Wednesday.
Redouane S was detained in Lower Saxony on Tuesday, prosecutors said. By convention, suspects in Germany are identified by the first name and initial.
Prosecutors said he knew about a meeting of cell members in Verviers, Belgium on January 15th, 2015, where Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a main co-ordinator of the attacks, chaired a meeting to plan the attacks in Paris on November 13th last year.
“Even after his return to Germany in May 2015 he was in contact with the group led by Abaaoud and showed readiness to take more orders,” they wrote.