April 8, 2016 / 8:27 AM / in 2 years

Belgium to release man held over Paris attacks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium’s federal prosecutor said a man held since November in connection with the Nov. 13 Paris attacks would be released on Friday under strict conditions.

An armed French soldier patrols in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Abdellah C, a 35-year-old Belgian national, accompanied one of the Paris attacks suspects, Mohamed Abrini, to the airport when the latter left to fight in Syria, state broadcaster RTBF reported.

His lawyer told Reuters he denied any involvement.

Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; editing by Barbara Lewis

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