The Washington Post confirms that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, and the Mastermind behind the Paris Terror attacks was killed in the dramatic French raid on Wednesday where another 8 suspects were arrested. A suspected relative of Abdelhamid Abaaoud was also killed from her own suicide bomb. Unfortunately, a police dog was killed and 5 officers were wounded in the attacks.
According to CNN, forensic experts ran DNA tests on recovered bodies to determine whether Abaaoud was slain in the raid.
On Nov. 17, the New York Times reported Abaaoud was despised by his own family, who wished him dead after he joined the extremist group. He was said to have successfully recruited his 13-year-old brother Yones to leave Belgium to join ISIS in Syria.
“We are praying that Abdelhamid really is dead,” his sister Yasmina said last fall, when he was believed to have died fighting for the Islamic State group, according to the New York Times.
ISIS is beginning to feal the wrath of the rest of the world coming down on them and this is only set to continue as more and more nations and organizations join the fight against ISIS.