Trial in France for extremist foiled by 3 Americans on train

PARIS (AP) — An officer of the Islamic State is being prosecuted Monday in France for militant threats against a train with a gun cache in 2015 for swaggering bare-checked travelers.

In a strenuous grab Clint Eastwood became a Hollywood thriller, he was led down by 3 American vacationers.

Five years earlier, the scene of the quick train between Amsterdam and Paris was the subject of Ayoub El Khazzani's month-long trial with the testimonies of two American servants and their comrade, who were lauded as heroes.

Eastwood, who converted the play into a film requested for on November 23, 2015 on August 21, 2015, with car No. 12, "The 15:17 to Paris."

If they were involved or observed by video was not evident.

The 31-year-old Moroccan El Khazzani lived some months in Syria and boarded the protected train in Brussels.

He is charged with a jihadist assassination plot for the frozen incident.

He carries a mandatory life term in jail if convicted.

Three other persons who were not on the train are still tried as suspected complices for their roles.

Bilal Chatra, 24, the second man in the train but fell out of the parcel a week earlier was an Algerian affiliate of the Islamic State party.

A week earlier he had set up the escape path from Syria to Europe.

The European-bound attackers Mohamed Bakkali reportedly arrested in Budapest, Hungary, which he disputes.

Both were imprisoned in 2016 in Germany.

Redouane El Amrani Ezzerrifi, a third individual, was supposedly piloting a boat to help them return to Europe.

Three months later, on 13 November 2015, in the Bataclan Music Hall and restaurants and cafes, this prosecution acts as a precursor to the massacre of 130 persons in Paris.

The guy who considered Abdel Hamid Abaaoud, the probable prime suspect of the bombings, was according to the indictment, the back-scene train force planned in Syria.

According to the prosecutor, Abaaoud travelled to Belgium from Syria with El Khazzani to arrange assaults in Europe and he and Chatra were holeed into a Brussels flat.

Days after the Bataclan assault, Abaaoud was killed by France's special forces.

However in April 2015, a botched operation for targeting a church in the South of Paris left a young woman dead was performed prior to his assassination. His macabro organisation.

Earlier this month, Sid Ahmed Ghlam was arrested and imprisoned for life.

"The assailant train, el Khazzani," his prosecutor, sarah Mauger-Poliak said, "who has followed Abaaoud knowingly but has been in a jihadi mindset for years."

"He is greatly afflicted and sorry to be able to indoctrinate himself with propaganda."

The propaganda is a conspiracy to murder stranded passengers reportedly.

At Brussels station, El Khazzani purchased a train ticket at 17:13 on 21 August 2015.

Leaving. Leaving.

According to experts, it had nine clips each of 30 rounds, an automatic gun and a cutter.

While on train, he lingered with a Kalashnikov in a bathroom between cars and went uncontrollably.

One waiting commuter clashed with an intruder and, until he was fired at himself with a rifle when he went to car No. 12 to admonish his mom, a French-American, Mark Magoolian.

In interviews later, Magoolian said that Kalashnikov was retrieved.

A then-23-year-old American airman, Spencer Stone, said days after the assault he emerged out of a deep sleep as the gunman emerges.

The 22-year-old Alek Skarlatos then.

The freshly returning Afghanistan National Guard member "just hit me on the shoulder and said 'go.'"

The three guys, all from California, came to work with Skarlatos stating "good instinctive" at a press conference days later. Stone and Skarlatos went in to battle the shooter and grab his firearm.

Anthony Sadler, 23, the third friend of his and a worker, managed to subdue the aggressor.

Stone claimed he was unconscious in choking El Khazzani.

And there was a British businessman.

Stone also claims to rescue the French-American teacher, whose hand was wounded by the cutter, who was bloodsprinklers.

Stone said that he just stuck two of my fingers and found what I thought was the artery, pushed it down and stopped bleeding."

In north France, El Khazzani was detained and the train was returned to Arras.

El-Khazzani was 18 years old and had left Morocco for Spain to pursue his kin.

He made touch with leftists in 2012.

Before going for Turkey, he headed to Brussels, a gateway to Syria.

On the 10th of May, 2015, a watch list signal "sounded" in Berlin, where El-Khazzani was on his way to Turkey.

El Khazzani claimed that Abaaoud needed him, during the hearing, just to destroy the American military, which he presumably retained.

The prosecuting judges regard that as a questionable assertion, in part because they were in civil clothes and could not be identified in advance.

This security still fails to confront Abaaoud's aim of murdering as many civilians as possible during the attacks.

This report was assisted by Nicolas Vaux-Montagny in Lyon.

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