Moroccan authorities last month arrested Yassine Abaaoud, a younger brother of the suspected Islamic State mastermind of the Paris attacks after he arrived in his father’s hometown of Agadir, a Moroccan security source said on Friday.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian militant of Moroccan origin, 28, is believed to have orchestrated last week’s coordinated bombings and shootings that killed 129 people. He was among those later killed in a police raid in a Paris suburb.
Yassine was arrested last month after his plane landed in Agadir and has been held in custody since, a Moroccan security source, who declined to be named, told Reuters. “He has been held for about one month now,” the source said.
It was unclear why Abdelhamid’s younger brother had traveled to Morocco or whether he has ties with the militant cell in Europe. The source declined to give further details on the arrest.
But Moroccan security officials had provided information that helped their French counterparts launch a raid in the Paris suburb of St. Denis on Wednesday, sources have said, where Abdelhamid was killed.
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