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In 2015, Salah Abdeslam, one of the perpetrators of the 2015 Paris attacks and its sole survivor, brought several migrants from Hungary to Western Europe, where they were all involved in terrorist attacks. As revealed in a recent article in Magyar Nemzet, all the terrorists are now dead, except for Abdeslam, although he has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Salah Abdeslam comes from a very colorful international background: he was born in France, of Algerian origin, but lived in Belgium. During the 2015 migrant wave, when Hungary was flooded with foreigners, many ISIS terrorists arrived in Europe. Thirteen of them have been proven to have been transported from Hungary to Western Europe by Abdeslam, and have been involved in several terrorist attacks.
On 13 November 2015, the first major attack following the migration wave took place. In Paris, 132 people were killed in a series of terrorist attacks that took place at the Stade de France, at cafés and restaurants and at the Bataclan theater. One of the direct perpetrators of the attacks was Salah Abdeslam, who transported three suicide bombers to the Stade de France. He himself was to have been the fourth, but at the last minute he threw his explosive belt in the bin instead.
As an EU citizen, Abdeslam was allowed to move freely between Schengen borders and had visited Hungary three times.
First, in August 2015, he took Bilal Hadfi and Chakib Akrouh with him from Kiskőrös in southern Hungary to Belgium. Hadfi was one of the suicide bombers at the Stade de France and Akrouh was involved in shootings at cafés in Paris, before blowing himself up during a police raid on 18 November 2015.
In September 2015, Abdeslam arrived in Hungary again, this time at the Keleti train station in Budapest. At that time, the square and underpass in front of the station were filled with thousands of migrants. Abdeslam took two men with him, Mohamed Belkaid and Najim Laachraoui. Belkaid died in a shootout with police in Brussels and Laachraoui committed suicide bombing at Brussels Zavantem airport.
Salah Abdeslam et trois autres coaccusés au procès des attentats du 22 mars 2016 à Bruxelles ont quitté la salle où ils étaient jugés, pour protester en particulier contre des conditions d’extraction jugées «indignes»
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Salah Abdeslam returned to Hungary in September for the third time in a month.
On 17 September 2015, he took with him the three men who later became the perpetrators of the Bataclan bombing: Samy Amimour, Omar Mostefai and Mohamed Aggado.
This was not the end of Abdeslam’s involvement in the transportation of terrorists. After the border fence was put up on the southern border of Hungary and migration came to a halt, he traveled to Ulm in Germany, from where he took three people to Brussels. Two of these men, Osama Krayem and Soufiane Ayari, were arrested in connection with the 2016 Brussels attacks.
In Belgium, the country’s largest ever series of trials for ISIS terrorists has just begun. In 2016, the terrorist organization carried out a series of coordinated attacks in Belgium in which 32 people were killed and hundreds injured. On the morning of 22 March 2016, the perpetrators detonated a bomb at Brussels’ Zaventem International Airport, followed shortly afterwards by a bomb attack in the city center at Maalbeek metro station.
In total, there are 10 defendants in the case, including Salah Abdeslam, who was already sentenced to life imprisonment in France in the summer for his involvement in the 2015 attack there.
After the attack, Abdeslam was on the run for about 4 months, and was finally apprehended on 18 March 2016, just days before the Brussels terrorist attacks, following a shootout that occurred during a police raid conducted in the Molenbeek area of the city.
If proven guilty, Abdeslam could also be sentenced to life imprisonment in Belgium because he is suspected of having been involved in organizing the Brussels attacks.
Featured photo via MTI/Máthé Zoltán