130 people were killed and more than 350 injured in the attack on Bataclan and Saint-Denis in 2015.
French judges closes investigations into the November 13th 2015 bomb attacks, which killed 130 people in the cities of Paris and Saint‑Denis, said a court source.
Four years after the deadliest ‘jihadist’ attacks in France, the magistrates announced that they will close the judicial investigation, leaving a one‑month period for observations by the parties and requests from the French prosecutor before a final decision.
A total of 14 people, including 11 in custody, were under this investigation, and the trial is not expected to start before 2020.
Only one of the jihadists who carried out the attacks is still alive, Salah Abdeslam, and he is currently in prison – in France – after being detained for three and a half years in Belgium.
Five other suspects, who may have died in Syria or Iraq, are the aim of the arrest warrants.
At the time, France decreed a state of emergency and re‑established border control following what President François Hollande called “unprecedented terrorist attacks in the country.”
The investigations have uncovered a much larger ‘jihadist’ cell behind those attacks, claimed by the Islamic State (IS) organization, with branches all over Europe, particularly in Belgium.
On March 22nd, in 2016, the same organization also attacked the Brussels airport and metro, killing 32 people.