A Handout picture shows Belgian-born Abdeslam Salah seen on a call for witnesses notice released by the French Police Nationale information services on their twitter account November 15, 2015. REUTERS/POLICE NATIONALE/HANDOUT
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As the net closed in around Salah Abdeslam, Europe's No. 1 fugitive was holed up, apparently anonymous, in an apartment in the place he knows best, the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek, a locale favored by several of the Paris attackers.Abdeslam's four months on the run ended Friday when he was shot in the leg and dragged away in a white hoodie during a massive police operation in Brussels.Authorities now need to piece together how the man who was at the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris managed to evade authorities for so long. It appears, during the final stages at the very least, Abdeslam was hiding only 500 meters (yards) from his parents' home, the place where he grew up.It remains unclear exactly where Abdeslam spent his days while on the run and how he evaded police for so long.The Belgian government said it realizes that support for Abdeslam may have been more widespread than initially thought.Abdeslam is expected to be extradited to France after questioning in Belgium.
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