Morocco Arrests Belgian National Tied To Paris Attacks

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RABAT, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Moroccan authorities have arrested a Belgian national of Moroccan origin directly linked to the attackers who carried out the Paris shootings and bombings in November that killed 130 people, the government said in a statement on Monday.

The interior ministry gave only the militant’s initial in Arabic and said he faught in Syria with al-Nusra front before joining the Islamic State.

(Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Patrick Markey)