PARIS. “We attacked France, targeted the population, civilians, but there was nothing personal”: these are the words of Salah Abdeslam, the main accused in the trial underway in Paris for the attacks of November 13, 2015, at the opening of today’s hearing. “The goal – he added – is not to turn the knife in the wound but to be sincere.” For the only survivor of the suicide bombers of that evening, the attacks were a response “to the French bombing of the state Islamic”.
«I know that my sentences can shock – continued the accused – especially sensitive souls. But my purpose is not to turn the knife over in the wound. The least that can be said to the victims is the truth. ” “When François Hollande made the decision to attack the Islamic State – said Salah Abdeslam – he knew that his decision entailed risks. He knew that by taking that decision, some French would die. ‘