Landlord of Paris attacks' ringleader to appear before magistrates in France

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-09 02:34:30|Editor: Mengjie
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PARIS, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Jawad Bendaoud, the landlord who provided his apartment to extremists who killed 130 people in November 2015 in Paris, will appear before anti-terrorism judges, state-run France info radio reported on Friday.

Bendaoud was charged with of "harboring terrorists," as magistrates believed he knew the identity of the extremists he accepted to host, according to the report.

The man risked being jailed for ten years, it added.

Five days after 130 people were killed in France's worst terror attack, on Nov. 13, 2015, police killed Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the assaults' presumed mastermind in Bendaoud's flat in Saint-Denis, near Paris.

Bendaoud told French media, then, he had been asked to do a favor and had no idea his hosts were extremists, before being arrested.

The Islamic State claims responsibility of the Paris attacks which it called a revenge to French military operations against Muslims.