From news reports.
Abelhamid Abaaoud, suspected mastermind, is on the run.
CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports the media in France are saying the mastermind of the operation is a Belgian citizen of Moroccan descent who had gone fight in Syria, where he’s believed to be now, beyond the reach of European law enforcement.
Salah Abdeslam aged 26, a brother of one of the attackers who died is thought to have rented the black Volkswagen Polo used during the attack at Bataclan. Though he was born and lived in Belgium, he is a French national. He is believed to be the only survivor of the attack. Another brother, Mohamed, was detained by Belgian police but released without charge Monday.
From Christian Post.
One of the attackers has been identified as 19-year-old Omar Ismaïl Mostefai, from the poor Paris suburb of Courcouronnes, from the police fingerprints records, according to Agence France Presse, which said his criminal record shows eight convictions for petty crimes between 2004 and 2010, but no jail time.
Mostefai had been flagged as a radical Islamist, but had not been linked to terrorism thus far, according to Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. He was among those who launched the attack at the Bataclan Concert Hall, where American rock band Eagles of Death Metal was playing, killing at least 89 people.
Mostefai’s brother and father and a woman have also been arrested. Mostefai’s older brother told AFP he had no contact with his younger brother for several years.
Mostefai is from Courcouronnes, Evry, in the Essone, about 20 miles south of Paris. He lived in Chartres, southwest of Paris, till 2012. He is believed to have the led hijackers in the Bataclan on Friday. His thumb, which was recovered from the scene, enabled police to identify him by digital fingerprinting…..He was put on an S-Card watchlist for radicalization in 2010. S-Card or Fiche S is basically a classification used by French law enforcement to flag an individual considered to be a threat to national security and possibly requiring surveillance or monitoring. Investigators believe he travelled to Syria between 2013 and returned in 2014. But this has not been confirmed.
He was convicted 8 times in petty crime cases between 2004 and 2010. But he was never jailed.
Ahmad Almohammad, a 25-year-old Syrian born in Idlib province. He is believed to be one of the suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Stade de France. While most of what is known about him is being linked to a passport recovered at the scene, a U.S. intelligence source who confirmed the name warned CBS News that the passport might be fake. The passport did not contain the correct numbers for a legitimate Syrian passport. Also, the picture did not match the name.
Ibrahim Abdeslam, a 31-year-old Belgium resident. He blew himself up at the Contoire Voltaire in the 10th District on Friday. He is the third of three French brothers linked to the attacks, including Salah.
Ahmed Alumuhamed, a Serbian, was one of the terrorists who blew himself up at the Bataclan concert hall – leaving 89 people dead. He posed as a refugee when he arrived in Europe via the Greek island of Leros last month, along with another of the bombers.
A fourth suicide bomber from the Bataclan concert hall has also been identified, French media are reporting. He was reportedly called Samy, born in Paris in 1987. Prosecutors said Monday that one suicide bomber who blew himself up in the Bataclan music hall Friday night was Samy Amimour, a 28-year-old Frenchman charged in a terrorism investigation in 2012. He had been placed under judicial supervision but dropped off the radar and was the subject of an international arrest warrant.
Bilal Hafdi, a Belgian resident who is thought to have fought in Syria, was one of the attackers, according to several sources. Hafdi, who was killed in the attacks, was 19 or 20, the sources said.
He is believed to have blown himself up at the French soccer stadium on Friday. While a French citizen, Hadfi lived in Belgium.
Hadfi travelled to Syria where he joined the ranks of ISIS. He was not known to French security services, but was under some watchlist in Belgium.
There are two more suspects, both unidentified at this time.
Note to all the apologists: There isn’t one Christian or Jew in the group.