Mastermind Behind Paris Attacks Confirmed Dead

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The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has been identified amongst those dead in the Saint Denis raid, the Paris prosecutor has said.

His body was found riddled with bullet holes and shrapnel in a building in north Paris on Wednesday.

AP

The Belgian national, 27, was identified from his fingerprints. Another female tourist was also found dead after blowing herself up using a suicide belt.

More than 100 French police raided the property in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, not only preventing a potential second terrorist attack on the city, but making seven arrests along the way.

Reuters

Abaaoud was named as the man behind the massacre of at least 132 people and had previously bragged about how easily he could slip between Europe and the Islamic State strongholds in Syria.