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Paris Attacks: Third Bataclan Attacker Identified

French police identified the third attacker at a concert hall in Paris as Foued Mohamed-Aggad, 23, who traveled to Syria two years ago

Dec 09, 2015 at 8:58 AM ET

France identified a third attacker in the Bataclan concert hall massacre as Foued Mohamed-Aggad, 23, from Strasbourg, France, sources close to the situation have said. He was one of several jihadists who carried out a string of attacks last month that killed 130 people at sites across the French capital.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told BFMTV on Wednesday that authorities identified the third attacker, but Valls would not disclose his name. French newspaper Le Parisien reported that the attacker was Aggad. Valls did not dispute the information when talking to BMFTV, The New York Times reported.

Aggad traveled to Syria with a group of people at the end of 2013, sources close to the investigation said, Reuters reported. The other members of the group who traveled with him were arrested and imprisoned in May 2014 when they returned to France, the sources said.

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Aggad, along with Samy Amimour and Ismael Omar Mostefai, attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on November 13, killing 90 people. They were three of seven attackers who died in coordinated assaults for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility. Two of the attackers have not yet been identified by police since some of them had documents with false names and their bodies were badly mutilated after they detonated explosives.

The suspected ringleader of the attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 28, was killed in a police raid near Paris a week after the attacks. Salah Abdeslam, 26, who is suspected of having ties to the attacks, remains on the run.

On Tuesday, the Eagles Of Death Metal band that survived the attack at the Bataclan concert hall returned to pay tribute to the victims.