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Brother of Paris attacks ringleader sentenced in Morocco

May 06, 2016 - 7:38 AM

SALE, Morocco - A Moroccan court has sentenced a brother of the suspected Paris attacks ringleader to two years in prison.

Official Moroccan news agency MAP reported that Yassine Abaaoud, a younger brother of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was convicted of being an apologist for terror and failing to report terror-related crimes.

The court in the city of Sale was not convinced by Abaaoud's argument that he was not an extremist militant and was unaware of his brother's deadly projects.

Authorities have identified Abdelhamid Abaaoud as the ringleader of the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded. He died in a police raid a few days later.

Yassine Abaaoud was arrested Oct. 10 in Morocco while on a family visit.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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