BRUSSELS – The Belgian justice has revealed over a hundred telephone contacts between a detainee, Ali Oulkadi, and brothers Brahim and Salah Abdeslam before the attacks of Nov. 13 in Paris, which caused 130 deaths and 350 wounded.
Oulkadi is the man who on Nov. 14 allegedly drove Salah Abdeslam, wanted for his involvement in the attacks, from Laeken to Schaerbeek in Belgium.
Arrested by the Belgian police since November, Oulkadi made 56 telephone contacts with Salah Abdeslam between Aug. 19 and Oct. 2, according to investigations published by the daily L’Avenir on Thursday.
The same newspaper reveals that Oulkadi held 109 telephone conversations with the brother of the alleged terrorist, Brahim Abdeslam, who committed suicide with his explosive belt in Boulevard Voltaire in Paris during the attacks.
Oulkadi is childhood friend of Abdeslam and his lawyer explained that Salah told him to take him to the Schaerbeek district after the attacks.
According to the lawyer, Salah confessed to Oulkadi that his brother had killed people in Paris and then committed suicide.