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The Federal prosecutor in France confirmed, Mohamed Abrini said to the investigators, “the terrorist base project, which bloodied the Belgian capital on March 22, 2016 was to hit France.” RTBF.be, online site of the Belgium public broadcaster says, after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, the attackers were tracked down by the police and decided to hit faster.”
The federal prosecutor confirmed the investigation show the goal of the group was to strike again France and decided “in hurry to hit Brussels,” the statement of the prosecutors said on Sunday. The judge charged Mohamed Abrini with participation in a terrorist group, terrorist murders and attempted terrorist murders, RTBF.be says.
On Saturday, Abrini confessed he is “the man in the hat,” authorities are looking for after the attack at Brussels Zaventem airport. “The federal prosecutor is now able to confirm that Mohamed Abrini is the third man present during the attacks at Brussels National Airport. He was confronted with the results of various experts and admitted his presence,” the statement of the prosecutor says, published by RTBF.be.