France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande wins U.S. backing




 
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France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande wins U.S. backing
 
November 24th, 2015  
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France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande wins U.S. backing
By Michel Rose and Philip Blenkinsop PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An investigation into the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when French prosecutors said a man who provided lodging to the suspected ringleader must have known of a terrorist plot, and Belgium issued a warrant for a new suspect Painting a chilling picture of ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Paris prosecutor said that after dropping off the gunmen and suicide bombers at the cafes and bars where the attacks were to take place he had later returned to the scene while the killing spree was in full swing. The coordinated attacks, in which 130 people were killed, prompted France to declare a national state of emergency and to step up air strikes in Syria on Islamic State, the militant group which has claimed responsibility.




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