Police Begin Identifying Paris Terrorists

French media has identified one of the terrorists behind a string of deadly Paris attacks on Friday night as Ismail Omar Mostefai, a 29-year-old Frenchman from the southern Paris suburb of Courcouronnes.

Mostefai was living in Chartres up until three years ago, said Jean Pierre Gorges, who is mayor of the town located 60 miles southwest of Paris as well as a member of French Parliament.

Knowledge of his whereabouts trails off after 2012.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Mostefai was labelled as radicalized by authorities in 2010 but had “never been implicated in a terrorist network or plot.”

He had eight convictions for petty crimes between the years 2004 and 2010 but had never served a prison sentence.

Mostefai’s body was found at the Bataclan music hall, where 89 people were shot dead Friday when three gunmen wearing suicide vests opened fire on spectators, in the bloodiest of the attacks in Paris.

A finger found on the scene was reportedly matched to police fingerprint records.

Police have also detained six people close to Mostefai, including his father, brother and sister-in-law, judicial and police sources said.

Later on Sunday, the Daily Mail reported that Serbian media has identified another of the Bataclan musical hall terrorists as Ahmed Almuhamed, aged 25.

Citing the Blic newspaper, Daily Mail reports that Almuhamed, carrying a Syrian passport, arrived on the Greek island of Leros in early October, crossing over to Serbia from Macedonia on the 7th of that month.

According to Blic, he applied for asylum in Serbia before traveling on to Croatia, Austria and eventually France.

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