Morocco issues arrest warrant for Paris attack suspect

Last month, German police launched a search after a tip-off that he was there.

Updated - November 17, 2021 01:59 am IST

Published - December 11, 2015 07:32 pm IST - RABAT:

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdesalam is at the centre of an international manhunt.

Paris attack suspect Salah Abdesalam is at the centre of an international manhunt.

Moroccan authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Salah Abdeslam, the Paris attack suspect who is at the centre of an international manhunt, according to the Moroccan police.

The warrant was issued at the end of last month. But a Moroccan security source said it was not clear whether Abdeslam had fled to Morocco or North Africa. Last month, German police launched a search after a tip-off that he was there.

On the run since Nov. 13

Abdeslam, whose brother blew himself up in the Paris attacks which killed at least 130 people, has been on the run since November 13. As a French citizen, he can travel freely in the European Union's Schengen area where there are no border controls.

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