Lawyer: Prime Paris Terrorist Wants to Cooperate in Probe

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Picture showing the prison of Bruges where Salah Abdeslam, the most-wanted fugitive from November's Paris attacks arrested friday, is jailed in Belgium, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Vidal
The prison of Bruges in Belgium, where Salah Abdeslam, the most-wanted fugitive from November’s Paris terror attacks, is jailed.  (Reuters/Eric Vidal)

A lawyer for Salah Abdeslam, a prime suspect in the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks, says his client wants to cooperate with the French authorities and wants to be transferred to France from his prison in Belgium.

Lawyer Cedric Moisse said Abdeslam is not resisting extradition after his March 18 arrest, and would want it to happen rather quickly.

Abdeslam is accused of helping to plan and execute the attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. After crossing back into Belgium the day after the attacks, he was Europe’s number-one fugitive until Belgian authorities caught him on March 18.