Two senior intelligence officials told The Washington Post that alleged Paris terror attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed during a pre-dawn raid by commandos Wednesday. Paris public prosecutor François Molins said during a press conference that two people were killed and seven were arrested during the raid. One suspect died when the unnamed individual allegedly detonated a suicide bomb.
The apartment is close to the Stade de France, the soccer stadium attacked by three suicide bombers last Friday. As The Daily Beast’s Shane Harris and Christopher Dickey reported, the suspects appear to have had a stockpile of the same kinds of arms and explosives used last Friday: AK-47s and explosives.
A U.S. government source tells The Daily Beast, however, that it's Abaaoud is dead. Instead, the source says, the suspected mastermind may have traveled east. The insider indicated French officials are still narrowing down Abaaoud's travels and eliminating possibilities.