After much confusion following the raid that left 2 terrorists dead at the scene, French prosecutors have confirmed that the body strewn by 5,000 rounds of ammunition and shrapnel from the female suicide bomber was in fact that of Abdelhamid Abaaoud.
They confirmed the militant had died in a flat in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis during the raid. He had been shot in the head and ripped apart by shrapnel. DNA tests confirmed his identity via saliva found at the scene.
Interior Minister Cazeneuve commented that his cabinet had received intel that Abaaoud had travelled through Greece whilst returning the country.
Abaaoud had been on their radar for some time. Officials had tried to apprehend the terrorist months ago without success.
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— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) November 20, 2015