#ParisAttacks: Alleged mastermind remains at large

Officials confirmed Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud was not detained after yesterday’s raid.

FILE: The alleged mastermind of last week’s attacks remains at large with officials confirming Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud was not detained after yesterday’s raid in the suburb of Saint-Denis. Picture: AFP/HO/Dabiq.

PARIS - The alleged mastermind of last week's attacks remains at large, with officials confirming Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud was not detained after yesterday's raid in the suburb of Saint-Denis.

The major police operation in the area, targeting the alleged mastermind, lasted for hours.

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Several roads leading to the epicentre of the raid was closed for most of the day, forcing residents to remain indoors.

Residents have been left terrified and at least 30 people treated for shock.

A woman from Saint-Denis says she chose the area over 30 years ago.

"I've been here many years and I chose to live here because it was a city with diversity of population and of culture, and I was very attracted to that."

Meanwhile, two suspects, yet to be identified by police were killed and at least eight arrests were made.

Police fired a staggering 5,000 rounds of ammunition during the early morning raid.

They've also appealed to residents to not reveal where raids are taking place as the manhunt for terror suspects continues.

FRANCE AT WAR

French President Francois Hollande has declared his country is at war.

The US has also stepped up airstrikes on the terror group's industrial base in Raqqa, Syria by striking more than 100 tanker trucks used to transport oil. Hollande spoke yesterday in the French Parliament saying the number of French air strikes against Isis in Syria will now be increased substantially.

At the same time, Hollande called on the United States and Russia to join a global coalition to destroy Islamic State.

The Islamic State warned in a video on Monday that any country hitting it would suffer the same fate as Paris, promising specifically to target Washington.

Yesterday, Isis released a new video that appears to be a threat to the US.

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The video shows Times Square along with New York City taxis and several mid-town locations with a man preparing an explosive device and strapping it to himself.