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Paris suspect Abdeslam guilty over Brussels shootout: court

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

In its judgment, the court in the Belgian capital said “there can be no doubt” about jihadist Salah Abdeslam and his co-defendant Sofiane Ayari’s involvement in extremism. The court will pass sentence on the pair later, with prosecutors asking for 20-year jail terms for both.

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