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Belgian court sentences Paris suspect Abdeslam to 20 years in jail


Brussels (AFP) – A Belgian court on Monday sentenced Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, to 20 years in prison for terrorism-related attempted murder over a shootout with police in Brussels days before his capture in 2016.

The court passed the same sentence on Abdeslam’s accomplice co-defendant Sofiane Ayari, saying there was no doubt about their involvement in extremism. Four police officers were wounded in the gun battle during a raid on a flat in the Forest area of Brussels on March 15, 2016.


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