Belgium to Extradite Paris Attacks Suspect Salah Abdeslam to France

Abdeslam was arrested March 18, four months after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people

Belgian authorities on Thursday authorized the transfer of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to France, NBC News reported. 

Abdeslam's attorney said earlier on Thursday that Abdeslam had dropped his initial objection to being extradited and renewed an offer to cooperate with the French authorities.

Abdeslam was arrested March 18, four months after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people. He answered some investigators' questions but then exercised his right to silence following the suicide bombings in Brussels on March 22.

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