New details from fast-expanding Paris attacks probe


An undated photograph of a man described as Abdelhamid Abaaoud that was published in the Islamic State's online magazine Dabiq and posted on a social media website.

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Last Updated Nov 20, 2015 8:43 AM EST

French prosecutors said Friday that a third body was found at the apartment where police killed suspected Paris attacks planner Abdelhamid Abaaoud in a bloody raid earlier in the week.

Scores of SWAT team officers encounter fierce resistance from Abaaoud and a handful of accomplices as they raided the apartment on Wednesday.

French media reported, meanwhile, that new security camera video has emerged showing Abaaoud in a Paris subway station just after the Friday attacks, near where a getaway car was abandoned. The discovery has led to suspicions Abaaoud may have taken part in the carnage he's believed to have set in motion.

Alleged planner of Paris attacks confirmed dead

One of his conspirators in the attacks, Salah Abdeslam, is still on the run and the subject of an international manhunt. French officials say they have no idea where he is.

Unlike seven of the other attackers, Abdeslam didn't blow himself up but instead slipped through the fingers of French police as he escaped, reports CBS News correspondent Holly Williams.

The death toll from the gruesome, coordinated Friday night attacks also went up by one a week later, with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls telling the Senate that a 130th victim had succombed to their injuries in the hospital. He did not identify the person.

A woman named Hasna Aitboulahcen, believed to have been Abaaoud's cousin and to have detonated a suicide bomb as police stormed the apartment in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis on Wednesday, was confirmed to have been among the dead. French officials said she was identified by fingerprints.

An audio recording apparently captured her last moments alive as police demanded to know the whereabouts of Abaaoud before the bomb was detonated.

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Acquaintances have said Aitboulahcen didn't seem like an Islamic extremist.

"She loved to party, she smoked occasionally. She drank in the evenings," said one man, who claimed to know her.

Police searched the apartment of Aitboulahcen's mother on Thursday -- one of more nearly 800 locations raided by French authorities since the attacks a week ago.

The French government said Abaaoud, who fought with ISIS in Syria, was able to re-enter Europe undetected, raising concerns about border controls. European officials are meeting Friday in Brussels to discuss tightening their borders.

About 1,000 French citizens are thought to have joined extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, and more than 200 are believed to have returned home.

The French Senate was to vote Friday on legislation that would extend the country's current state of emergency for three months. That would allow French police to place people under house arrest without trial and raid homes without a warrant.