French authorities confirmed that Moroccan intelligence helped locate suspected terrorists involved in the Paris attacks:
French police sources revealed Friday that Moroccan intelligence helped track down Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Islamic State jihadist suspected of orchestrating the 13 November Paris attacks. A Moroccan tip-off, along with other information, led police to an apartment block in the Saint Denis district, north of Paris.
French prosecutors confirmed Abaaoud was killed, alongside a female suicide bomber, during a seven hour gun battle with police on Wednesday.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Paris had received no warning from other EU members that Abaaoud was in the bloc and it was “urgent that Europe wakes up, organises itself and defends itself against the terrorist threat”.
Cazeneuve was to insist on more pan-European cooperation when at an emergency meeting of all European Union interior and justice ministers on Friday in Brussels…[FULL STORY]