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Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to face up to 40 years if convicted

Belgian lawyer representing Salah Abdeslam, Romain Delcoigne, looks on in the courtroom prior to the opening of the trial of Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspects in the 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris, in Brussels, Belgium February 5, 2018.. REUTERS/Danny Gys/Pool

By: Keerthi Mohan

Salah Abdeslam, the lone surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris terror attacks, goes on trial at a Belgian court on Monday where he will face charges of terrorism, attempted murder and possession of firearms. Abdeslam was arrested in 2016 from the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek following a gunfight with police. If convicted, he will face up to 40 years in prison. The courthouse is under tight security, with more than 100 police officials guarding it for the four days the trial is expected to last. According to reports, Abdeslam will return to France, where he was imprisoned, every night during the trial.…

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