Trial over November 2015 Paris jihadist attacks begins

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A historic trial has commenced in France over the 2015 Paris attacks which left 130 people dead.

The shooting and bombing assault by Islamist State (IS) group extremists has been identified as the worst post-World War Two attack in France.

The only surviving attacker, Salah Abdeslam, is being tried with 13 other defendants at a purpose-built facility in Paris.

The trial is being described as the biggest in France’s modern history.

Six others are being tried in absentia. Twelve of the 20 people on trial, including Abdeslam, face life sentences if convicted.

The area around the court was blocked off on Wednesday and armed police with dogs were on patrol ahead of the proceedings.

Responsibility for the attacks that claimed almost 150 lives was claimed by Islamic State, which had urged followers to attack France over its involvement in the fight against the militant group in Iraq and Syria.

 



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