Abdelhamid Abaaoud, Paris Mastermind, Caught on CCTV During Attacks: Report

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PARIS — The top suspect behind the Paris attacks has been seen on CCTV footage recorded at a metro station while the massacre that killed 129 people was under way, a police source said on Friday.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed in a gun battle on Wednesday when police raided a house in a Paris suburb where he was holed up. Prosecutors said a total of three people were killed in the pre-dawn operation.

This undated image made available in the Islamic State's English-language magazine Dabiq, shows Abdelhamid Abaaoud. Abaaoud, the child of Moroccan immigrants who grew up in the Belgian capital’s Molenbeek-Saint-Jean neighborhood, was identified by French authorities on Monday Nov. 16, 2015, as the presumed mastermind of the terror attacks last Friday in Paris that killed over a hundred people and injured hundreds more. Militant Photo / AP

Moroccan-born Abaaoud can be seen on closed circuit TV footage at the Croix de Chavaux metro station in the Paris suburb of Montreuil, not far from where one of the cars used in the attacks was found, the police source said.

He was spotted on the tape at 10:14 p.m. (1614 ET) last Friday evening after shootings at several cafes and suicide bombings near a packed soccer stadium had taken place, but while an attack was still going on at a concert hall.

In Morocco, a security source said authorities last month arrested Yassine Abaaoud, a younger brother of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, as his plane landed at the city of Agadir, his father's home.

Yassine has been held in custody since then, the source told Reuters. It was unclear if Yassine has ties to his brother's militant cell. The source declined to give further details on the arrest.