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Hey Europe, You Caught The Scumbag Who Planned Paris Attacks, Now Waterboard Him For INFO!!

A terrorist responsible for the Paris attacks who escaped a raid on Tuesday was caught after a dramatic shootout in Belgium just now.

Here’s a video report from CNN:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jOkqtGqlqo

From Fox News:

Salah Abdeslam, Europe’s most wanted terror suspect, was captured by police during an anti-terror raid on Friday, according to Belgian media reports.

Abdesalam, who is believed to have played a key role in the November Paris terror attacks, was reportedly apprehended during an ongoing raid in the Molenbeek area of Brussels.

Abdeslam fled Paris after the November 13 gun and bomb attacks that killed 130 people at a theater, a stadium and several cafes.

And Time Mag:

A police operation underway in a Brussels neighborhood has captured Salah Abdeslam, fugitive suspect in the November Islamic extremist attacks in Paris.

Abdeslam was wounded and captured, Molenbeek police superintendent Johan De Becker confirmed to ABC news. 

The mayor of the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek, Francois Schepmans, earlier confirmed two people were injured in the operation.

The raids come after Belgian authorities said that fingerprints in an apartment raided earlier this week in another Brussels neighborhood belonged to Abdeslam. A man shot dead in that raid is believed to have been an accomplice of Abdeslam, Belgian prosecutors said Friday.

Two men escaped from the apartment during a protracted exchange of gunfire with police, and one might have been Abdeslam, they said.

“It’s possible,” said federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt, though he said no further information would be made public so as not to jeopardize the investigation.

“All I can confirm is that the fingerprints of Salah Abdeslam were found in the apartment in Forest,” a neighborhood of Brussels, he said. He said it was possible the fugitive had spent “days, weeks or months,” there, but that it was too early for investigators to known for certain.

Here’s what happened on Tuesday:

One of two terrorists previously identified by a Belgian official as a senior ringleader of the November 13 Paris attacks was killed this week in a police raid on a Brussels apartment, the Belgium Federal Prosecutor’s office said Friday.

Algerian Mohamed Belkaid, who used the name Samir Bouzid, is believed to have directed the attackers in calls from Belgium, helped Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam travel prior to the attacks and transferred money to a female cousin of Paris ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud following the attack, the Belgian senior counter-terrorism official told CNN in January.

Belkaid died Tuesday during an intense firefight as authorities moved in on the Brussels apartment. A special forces sniper killed him, the prosecutor’s office said.

The office also revealed that Abdelslam’s fingerprints and DNA were found in the apartment.

Authorities believe the 26-year-old Abdeslam was using the apartment as a hideout following the November 13 Paris attacks that left at least 130 people dead, according to the Belgian counter-terrorism official.

Two people escaped during the raid, and it is possible that Abdeslam was one of then, but Belgian security services don’t know for sure, a senior Belgian counter-terrorism official told CNN on Friday.

However, “they are actively looking for him now,” the official said.

I really wish they could waterboard this scumbag, but hopefully they’ll be able to get info out of him…

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