The Extradition of a Paris Attacks Suspect

Salah Abdesalam, who was arrested last month in Belgium, is believed to be the surviving member of the November 13 terrorist operations that killed 130 people.

Police officers escort Salah Abdeslam to a police vehicle during a raid in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, on March 18. (VTM / AP)

Salah Abdesalam, who is believed to be the surviving member of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, was arrested last month in Belgium. He was transferred Wednesday to France where is expected to appear before a judge later in the day.

Here’s the statement from the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office:

Within the framework of the Paris attacks of the 13th of November 2015, Salah Abdeslam has been surrendered to the French authorities this morning.

Abdeslam, the alleged logistical planner of the Paris attacks, was arrested on March 18 in Brussels after a massive police operation. He was shot, but captured alive. At the time, his lawyer insisted that Abdeslam did not know about the recently carried out Brussels attacks that killed more than 30 people. Still, both attacks were executed by the Islamic State just months and 200 miles apart, and many of the Paris attackers were Belgian nationals or residents, like Abdeslam, a French-born man who lived in Belgium.

For more on Abdeslam, go here.