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Salah Abdeslam will not fight extradition to France

Salah Abdeslam will no longer oppose his extradition from Belgium to France, where he is wanted in connection with the November 2015 Paris attacks which killed 130 people.

After his arrest in Belgium on March 18, Abdeslam said that he would resist his extradition.

His lawyer, Sven Mary, says Abdeslam wants to be transferred to France to face charges there.

“Salah Abdeslam has asked me to inform you that he wishes to leave for France as quickly as possible,” Mary said, adding that Abdeslam “wants to explain himself”

Mary also said Abdeslam said he knew nothing about the Brussels attacks.

Mary said Abdeslam is due in court in Brussels on March 31 to face a European arrest warrant issued by France.

Before his capture in Brussels on March 18, Abdeslam was Europe’s most wanted man. He was on the run for four months after the November Paris attacks. He is believed to be the last man remaining from the cell of 10 who carried out the attacks.

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