The Belgian police have launched a major anti-terror raid in Molenbeek this morning in an effort to capture Salah Abdeslam.
According to Belgian media, one man has been arrested after Belgian police stormed an apartment in the jihadi hotspot of Molenbeek. It is understood officers fired CS gas in through a Velux window into the building to incapacitate the man before entering.
Belgian public broadcaster RTBF confirmed that one man has been arrested at the scene but it was not Adeslam, who is still on the run.
French police said the mastermind of the Paris attacks is Belgian, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, one of ISIS’ top executioners who even took 13-year-old brother to fight in Syria.
Frenchman Salah Abdeslam, 26, from a suburb of Brussels known as the ‘jihadi‘ capital of Europe, is now the subject of a vast international manhunt – but incredibly he was stopped and then released by officers guarding the Belgian border hours after the attacks.
One of his brothers, Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31, was one of seven terrorists who died on Friday night after he blew himself up in a solo attack outside cafe Comptoir Voltaire. He had rented a black Seat found yesterday in Paris packed with AK-47s and ammunition.
The third sibling, Mohammed Abdeslam, was in custody in Belgium last night after being arrested in a Brussels, where the ISIS terror cell may have met before the raid to gather automatic weapons and suicide vests.
It is now thought that the attacks were planned in Belgium by terrorists who communicated with each under the noses of security using Sony’s PlayStation 4.
Trained negotiators have warned those inside the property to ‘leave with their hands up.