Paris Attacks: Bataclan Bomber Was in Syria in ’13, Source

Czech Republic Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka pays his respects to victims of the Paris attacks in front of the Bataclan concert hall, in Paris, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. The country remains on high alert for possible terrorist attacks after Islamic extremists killed at least 130 people in a rock concert massacre, shootings at Paris cafes and suicide bombings at the national stadium on Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

PARIS — The third man who attacked the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on Nov. 13 went to Syria with a group of other young people at the end of 2013, a judicial source told Reuters on Wednesday.

Confirming a report in Le Parisien, the source did not give any further details. According to the daily newspaper, the group was from the eastern city of Strasbourg and came back in the spring of 2014. NBC News could not immediately independently verify the report.

Seven of them, not including the Nov. 13 bomber, were later arrested and jailed, the report said. The Bataclan shootings were part of a coordinated attack that killed 130 people in Paris and which was claimed by ISIS, the militant group that now controls large parts of Syria and Iraq.

The other two attackers at the Bataclan, among seven who died in the assaults, have been named as Samy Amimour, 28, and Ismail Omar Mostefai, 29, who both lived near Paris.

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