Paris Suspect 'Chose Not To Blow Himself Up'

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 6:56 AM

The suspect reportedly speaks to his brother from prison, telling him that he "luckily" chose not to murder more victims.

Paris Suspect 'Chose Not To Blow Himself Up'

A suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, decided not to blow himself up as the terror unfolded, his brother has said.

Mohamed Abdeslam said his brother "voluntarily chose not to blow himself up" along with the other jihadists who killed one hundred thirty people in November.

"If I wanted, there would've been more victims," Salah Abdeslam told his brother from jail in northern Belgium, according to Belgian media chain BFMTV.

"Luckily, I didn't chase through," he added.

Salah Abdeslam, the only surviving suspect of the French attacks, was arrested in Brussels on eighteenth March.

Police believe he acted as a logistics coordinator.

He told investigators he was meant to carry out a suicide bombing at the Stade de France stadium, but backed out.

Four days after he was arrested, the Belgian capital was struck by IS bombings at the airport and a metro statio.

Those attacks were allegedly carried out by jihadists with links to the Paris attacks cell.

Abdeslam, twenty-six, who's about to be extradited to France, apparently told his brother he wants to cooperate with investigators.

He's denied any role in the Brussels bombings.

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