At least two people have died and eight have been arrested in a massive anti-terror raid in Paris. Police were targeting Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a possible mastermind of the Paris attacks. The fate of the suspect was unknown.
Jawad Bendaoud had argued that he had no knowledge of the attackers' plans, which killed 130 individuals. He will walk free after a court found that there was insufficient evidence to convict him of terrorism charges.
The first trial connected with the November 2015 Paris terror attacks has started, with Jawad Bendaoud appearing in court charged with harboring two jihadists after the attack. The 31-year-old is pleading his ignorance.
German prosecutors say they suspect an Algerian man already in police custody of being a member of the "Islamic State." The man allegedly provided information about the Balkan route to one of the Paris attackers.
Officials say a man detained in a counterterrorism raid in Paris has connections to the suspected ringleader of the November 13 attacks on the French capital. He was allegedly found with a small amount of explosives.
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