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French Police Confirm Mastermind Behind Paris Attacks Killed In Raids

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The alleged mastermind behind the terrible attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead and 352 injured has been confirmed as deceased.

On Wednesday French Police conducted a raid in order to track down the terrorist attackers — specifically Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian ISIS member who was reportedly behind the attacks.

After the raid — which left two people dead and eight detained — Paris prosecutor François Molins could not confirm Abaaoud's death, though he did state that the Belgian was NOT taken into custody.

Related: ISIS Propaganda Video Shows Shots Of Times Square

Well French prosecutors have now declared that Abaaoud was indeed killed in the raid. Apparently he was too

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Paris Attacks: Eagles Of Death Metal Speak Out About The Crew Member They Lost At The Bataclan

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We cannot even begin to imagine what they're going through right now.

The world was shocked last Friday when terrorist attacks on Paris left 129 people dead, including 89 people at the Bataclan concert venue.

Now, five days later, the band that was performing when terrorists opened fire on the audience is speaking out.

Related: Justin Bieber Pens Open Letter To Paris Attack Victim

Eagles of Death Metal managed to escape the building before they were taken hostage, but unfortunately not all of their crew members made it out alive.

Bandmates Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme took to Facebook Wednesday morning to address their sorrow over the loss of their merchandise manager Nick Alexander, as well as the other slain industry personnel, saying:

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Paris Attacks: 2 Dead, 7 Detained In French Police Raid Against Paris Attackers — But Is The Mastermind Still At Large??

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On Wednesday, two terror suspects were declared dead with seven others being detained in custody after an intense shootout in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis. Whoa.

The security operation was in response to the deadly attacks in the City of Lights that shook the world last week. It's reported the operation was meant to target the ringleaders of the terrorism strike — specifically Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Salah Abdeslam.

The French police concentrated their mission in one particular residence building in the suburb where the targets had barricaded themselves. 15 residents, including women and children, were evacuated prior to the cops flooding the small town with heavy backup.

Related: Geraldo Rivera Travels To France To Find His Daughter

According to sources, one woman who was suspected by the authorities ended her life by blowing herself up via suicide belt.

In fact, the town's residents were certainly not far from the terrifying action.

One source noted:

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Porsche Files Response To Meadow Walker's Wrongful Death Lawsuit — Says Paul Walker 'Assumed All Risk'

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Porsche is standing by their previous claim that Paul Walker's tragic car crash was a result of "reckless driving and excessive speed."

Back in September, the late Fast & Furious star's daughter Meadow Walker filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the car company, stating that the Porsche Carrera GT lacked safety features that could have prevented the accident.

Related: Meadow Pays Tribute To Her Father

According to court documents obtained by E! News, Porsche responded to the accusations, saying:

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Paris Attacks: Universal Music Group Executive & Eagles Of Death Metal Merchandise Manager Among Those Killed At Le Bataclan Concert Hall

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This is so sad.

On Friday, Paris was rocked by a series of terror attacks that left over 120 people dead. Tragically, on Saturday, Universal Music Group confirmed that France music executive Thomas Ayad was among those killed after gunmen opened fire and held hostages at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at Le Bataclan.

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The band is a Universal artist, and the 34-year-old served as an international producer manager for Mercury Records. UMG CEO Lucian Grainge issued a statement about Thomas' untimely passing, writing:

"At this point, we have confirmed that Thomas Ayad, an international product manager for Mercury Records lost his life in the attack on the theater. This is an unspeakably appalling tragedy. I cannot even begin to express the depth of my sorrow. On behalf of everyone here at UMG, we extend our most profound sympathies to his parents and all of his friends and family. Today is a dark day. We are a family. Let's support one another as we grapple with the weight of this darkness."

Over the weekend, it was also confirmed that the Eagles of Death Metal's merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, was also killed in the horrific incident.

The 36-year-old's family released a statement, saying:

"It is with huge sorrow that we can confirm that our beloved Nick lost his life at the Bataclan last night. Nick was not just our brother, son and uncle; he was everyone's best friend – generous, funny and fiercely loyal. Nick died doing the job he loved and we take great comfort in knowing how much he was cherished by his friends around the world. Thank you for your thoughts and respect for our family at this difficult time. Peace and light."

The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney had worked with Nick in the past, and remembered to Rolling Stone:

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