Two suspected members of the Franco-Belgian cell, detained in Belgium, were briefly handed over to France for their indictment.
Sofien Ayari and Ali El Haddad Asufi, two alleged members of the Franco-Belgian jihadist cell that led the attacks of November 13, 2015, were indicted in Paris on Wednesday (December 5). Detained in Belgium for the March 22, 2016 attacks in Brussels, they were briefly handed over to France for submission to an investigating judge.
They are accused, among other things, of "criminal criminal conspiracy", "manufacture, transport, detention of explosive devices organized in connection with a" terrorist enterprise "and" complicity in organized gang murders and relationship with a terrorist company ".
Sofien Ayari was the co-author of Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving member of the jihadist commando on 13 November, in the trial held in February for police shootings on March 15, 2016 in the Belgian capital, three days before their arrest . Both had been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The DNA of this twenty five year old Tunisian was found in several hiding places used to prepare the attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis (130 dead). Investigators suspect him of wanting to commit or prepare a bomb attack at the Amsterdam-Schiphol airport in parallel with the Paris attacks.
On November 13, Sofien Ayari was in Amsterdam with an accomplice, Osama Krayem, supported as he by Salah Abdeslam on the route of migrants at the beginning of autumn 2015 and also accused in this case.
Sofien Ayari had gone to Syria "end of 2014" to join the organization of the Islamic State, which supported the attacks of November 13 and March 22, a, he explained during his trial in February, to help the local population. Then he returned to Europe in September 2015.
Ali El Haddad Asufi, 34, has been jailed in Belgium since he was indicted in June 2016 in investigating jihadist attacks in Brussels. It is suspected by the investigators that it was "Recurrently" in contact with members of the Franco-Belgian jihadist cell. The surveys show in particular that he attended hiding places used to prepare these attacks.
In particular, the suspect has been in contact several times with Ibrahim El Bakraoui, who blew himself up at the Brussels-Zaventem airport on March 22, 2016. According to reports, two men went together in July 2015 in Greece he went through several members of the Syrian return cell including Abdelhamid Abaaoud–, then in the Netherlands on 7 November 2015.