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Abdelhamid Abaaoud named as alleged mastermind of Paris terror attacks
French intelligence officials have named the alleged mastermind of a deadly string of suicide bombings and shootings in Paris as the Belgian extremist Abdelhamid Abaaoud...
…“We are facing a new reality, one of acts of war organised by barbarians from inside Syria,” …
Abdelhamid Abaaoud: What we know about Belgian man identified as suspected Paris attacks 'mastermind’
The 27-year-old was reportedly behind several failed terror attacks in Belgium
Charlie Winter, a security analyst specialising in Isis, told The Independent Abaaoud’s profile would fit that of someone capable of planning the massacres in Paris.
“He’s exactly the kind of person you would expect to plan something like this,” he said.
“You don’t go from never trying anything to masterminding an attack involving multiple attackers, multiple targets and multiple weapons.”
…The 27-year-old, who goes under the name Abu Umar al-Baljiki, is thought to have taken part in Isis battles and executions and was seen in a video transporting mutilated bodies to a mass grave.
Huver told The Associated Press Monday the (2014) video was too fragmentary to say much about Abaaoud’s character, but that he detected some signs the Belgian was moving into a leadership role.
“…I saw that there were beginnings of something. You can see that he’s giving orders. You can feel a charismatic guy who’s going up in the world…. You can see a combatant who’s ready to climb the ranks.”
He was involved in previously thwarted train and church attacks…
…Belgian media reported that he recruited his own 14-year-old brother, Younes Abaaoud, who is believed to be one of the youngest fighters in the so called-Islamic State.
Paris attacks: Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud identified as presumed mastermind
Once a happy-go-lucky student at one of Brussels' most prestigious high schools, Saint-Pierre d'Uccle, Abdelhamid Abaaoud morphed into Belgium's most notorious jihadi, a zealot so devoted to the cause of holy war that he recruited his 13-year-old brother to join him in Syria.
originally posted by: Klassified
Osama Bin Laden is dead(or retired). We needed a new boogey-man. Now we have one.
originally posted by: crazyewok
And when he is caaught he will get a nice comfy prison cell and be out after a decade or two cause of his EU Human rights....
originally posted by: frostjon361
a reply to: soficrow
"Barbarians"? Are they Vandals, Visigoths, or Celts or something?
originally posted by: asen_y2k
Yes the guy did not get proper education in lets say science, mathematics or biology, but your OP shows that he has had ecperience. Experience is a big factor. You can learn on the field in one month what can take years to learn in class.