POLICE in Belgium have issued an international arrest warrant for Mohamed Abrini, 30, who was seen in a car with Salah Abdeslam, the alleged leader of the November 13 Paris attacks.
Abrini has been called ‘dangerous and probably armed’ by authorities and he is thought to be in Belgium.
According to prosecutors, he was filmed in a Renault Clio with Abdeslam at a petrol station on the way to Paris two days before the attacks.
Two suspects already facing charges in the country are Mohammed Amri and Hamza Attou who have admitted to driving from Brussels to Paris to pick up Abdeslam after Abdeslam´s brother blew himself up in Paris. The two say they were not aware of Abdeslam´s activities in France.
Belgian prosecutors have also taken two other suspects into custody who are under suspicion of ‘participating in the activities of a terrorist group’ and ‘acts of terrorist murder,’ according to the statement.
One is a French citizen named as Ali O, 31, a resident in Molenbeek in Brussels and the other, Lazez A, 39, was living in western Brussels and both will appear in court later this week.
On Tuesday a fifth suspect, as of yet unidentified, was also charged.