Paris Attacks Suspect Guilty of Attempted Murder in Belgium

A Belgium court has handed down sentences of 20 years in prison for two men found guilty of attempted terrorist murder of police in connection with a March 2016 shootout in Brussels.

Neither of the men —  Salah Abdeslam and Sofien Ayari — was in court Monday to hear the ruling.   

Abdeslam is in a French prison awaiting trial for his role in the Islamic State attack on Paris in November 2015.

Prosecutors say he is the lone survivor of the IS suicide squad.

While neither man appeared in court to hear his sentence, tight security measures were in place inside and outside Brussels’ ornate palace of justice.


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