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New Suspect NABBED, Paris Police Have Launched 2700 Raids Since ISIS Terror Attacks

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Paris police have arrested a new suspect in connection with the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks which left 130 people dead.

The raids continued Tuesday in Villiers-sur-Marne, located in east Paris, which resulted in the arrest of a 29-year-old man suspected in the Islamic State attacks, AFP reports. They caught him just in time as he was planning to travel to Syria.

But some suspects are still at large. Salah Abdeslam, believed to be involved in coordinating the assault, remains on the run. A 23-year-old man, Foued Mohamed Aggad, was recently identified as the third bomber. He hails from Strasbourg.

Three out of nine of the attackers have not been identified. Two of those three detonated themselves with suicide vests outside the Stade de France stadium. Police think these two likely posed as refugees to enter the country.

Not only did police pick up a potential Paris attack perpetrator, but they also nabbed two people who apparently supplied weapons to terrorist Amedy Coulibaly, who launched attacks in January against a kosher supermarket, killing four people and later a policewoman.

Since Nov. 13, police have conducted a remarkable total of 2,700 raids, leading to the house arrest of 360 individuals across France.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that police have seized 400 weapons. Counterterrorism experts in France note that at least 1,800 French citizens have ties to jihadi networks. A third of those are currently in Syria and Iraq. Of those, 250 have left the region and returned to France, leading to a precarious state of affairs for domestic security. Over 500 still plan to come back to France.

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