Paris attacker said he entered France in a group of 90 extremists

  • AP, Paris
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2016 20:27 IST
An image grab taken from a video released by the jihadist media arm al Hayat Media Centre purportedly shows suspected Paris attacks mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud speaking to the camera at an undisclosed location. (AFP Photo)

The woman who tipped police to the Islamic State commander of the November 13 attacks in Paris says he told her he entered the Paris region among a multinational group of 90 extremists still scattered in the area.

In an interview aired on Thursday by RMC television and confirmed by her lawyer, the woman identified only as Sonia said Abdelhamid Abaaoud was proud of the attack that killed 130 people. Sonia was with Abaaoud’s female cousin when they picked him up from a deserted stretch of road outside Paris to take him to the hideout in Saint-Denis where he ultimately died.

She said he told her he had entered France without documents, among a group of 90 that included both Europeans and Arabs.

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