Salah Abdeslam, the suspected terrorist arrested in Brussels Friday in connection with the Paris terrorist attacks, was also reportedly planning to carry out attacks in Germany, The Telegraph‘s Justin Huggler reports. A report by Germany’s SWR radio says that Abdeslam visited three men posing as Syrian refugees at a shelter in the southern German city of Ulm last October. After the visit, the three men reportedly all disappeared.
Abdeslam was part of an ISIS network set up to “explicitly” carry out attacks on countries, comprised of 30 members divided up into three cells. Many of the first cell’s members were killed in a U.S. airstrike on Raqqa, Syria. The second cell is believed to be responsible for the terrorist attacks in Paris last November.
The third cell remains at large. It is unclear whether this cell may be responsible for the three terrorist attacks at major transportation hubs in Belgium Tuesday that left at least 26 people dead. Becca Stanek