Yesterday, Bernard Cazeneuve, French Minister of Interior, has revealed that the police has made an important questioning because of the discovery of explosives in Parisian suburbs of Argenteuil. The suspect is Reda Kriket, man of thirty-four years old from Courbevoie (Hauts de Seine), who is accused of being “highly involved” in this project which was already at “an advanced stage”.
However,“no tangible evidence links this project to the attacks of Paris and Brussels,” the minister said. According to the TV news channel Itélé, the man himself has confirmed being in possession of arms and explosives.
Reda Kriket is a new illustration of the close links between Belgian and French jihadists and was called the “French” in the Zerkani group, the biggest recruiter of fighters for Belgium jihadism. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, Chakib Akrouh, both dead in Saint-Denis, belonged to this network.
Sentenced in 2015
In May, he was sentenced by default to ten years of jail for his participation in the activities of a terrorist group. Moreover, Reda Kriket has payed 12,000 € for the departure to Syria of a jihadist to finance his travel and participated in meetings in Molenbeek.
Laura, IEJ 1BIS