The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was among those killed in a French police raid on Wednesday, prosecutors say. They confirmed the Islamic State (IS) militant had died in a flat in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis. Interior Minister Cazeneuve said he had received intelligence that Abaaoud had passed through Greece on his return from Syria. It is unclear whether the Belgian had concealed himself among the thousands of migrants arriving in Greece before heading for other EU nations. Friday's gun and suicide bomb attacks in the French capital left 129 people dead and hundreds injured. Key questions remain after attacks One of the other attackers, who blew himself up outside the Stade de France, was traced to Greece by his fingerprints, where he was registered as a migrant. Germany could deploy armed soldiers on its streets for the first time since the Second World War, Justin Huggler reports.
In other developments:
- France presented a draft resolution at the UN calling for global support in the fight against IS
- Nine people were arrested in Belgium after searches linked to the Paris attacks
- New searches were also carried out in France
- French President Francois Hollande has ordered an "intensification" of air strikes on IS targets in Iraq as well as Syria
- French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned that France could face chemical or biological attack from terror groups
- The French Parliament has extended the state of emergency for a further three months from 26 November.
In Daily Mail, 18 February 2015, the following was published:
Italian press today published claims that ISIS has threatened to release the huge wave of migrants to cause chaos in Europe if they are attacked.
Letters from jihadists show plans to hide terrorists among refugees
In 2011, Muammar Gaddafi ominously predicted war would come to Libya.
He was deposed in a violent coup and killed in October of the same year.
Islamic State executed 21 Egyptian Christians on Libyan beach this week.
Crisis in Libya has led to surge in number of migrants heading for Europe.