Great news. Abdelhamid Abaaoud — the27-year-old Belgian “mastermind” of the attacks in Paris last Friday — was killed during the raid on an apartment in a suburb of Paris yesterday, according to French Prosecutors. It’s not yet clear how Abaaoud died, but his remains were identified in the rubble caused when a female terrorist blew herself up during the raid:
Abaaoudhad long been on the radar of both French and U.S. intelligence agencies and seems to have been able to travel between Syria and France with some regularity:
He was also linked to multiple terror attacks in France, including the one on a French train earlier this year that was thwarted by members of the U.S. military on while on vacation:
And even his family wanted him dead:
Well, they got their wish.