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Paris Attacks Suspect to be Extradited Back to France From Belgium

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"The transfer is possible."

Salah Abdeslam (Belgium Federal Police via AP)

BRUSSELS (AP) – Belgian judicial authorities have approved in principle the extradition of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to France.

After two court sessions on Thursday, the federal prosecutor's office said "the transfer is allowed," and added that French and Belgian authorities will "jointly discuss and decide on the further steps of the transfer."

The statement said Abdeslam gave the "clear consent" for the transfer.

Abdeslam was captured March 18 in a massive police raid in Brussels. The Nov. 13 attacks in Paris left 130 people dead.

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