The terror cells that carried out the attacks in Paris in November and in Brussels in March were part of a larger network and Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect from the Paris attacks, played a bigger role than was previously thought, terror suspect Mohamed Abrini told Belgian police.
Abrini, who was identified as the “man in the hat,” one of the three terror suspects caught on camera in the Zaventem airport in Brussels, said Abdeslam took care of logistics, according to VTM Nieuws, which obtained details of Abrini’s interrogation.
“What I know is that Salah picked up everyone but a few people who were involved in the attacks in Paris and who came from Syria. I know Salah picked up people and led them to [hideouts],” Abrini told Belgian police, VTM reports.
Abrini also told police he had met Abdelhamid Abaaoud in Syria, who organized the Paris terror attacks and was killed by French police in Saint-Denis five days after the attacks.