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French Police Identify Third Bataclan Attacker

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FILE - People mourn in front of the screened-off facade of the Bataclan Cafe adjoining the concert hall, one of the sites of the deadly attacks in Paris, France, a day before a ceremony to pay tribute to the 130 victims, Nov. 26, 2015.

FILE - People mourn in front of the screened-off facade of the Bataclan Cafe adjoining the concert hall, one of the sites of the deadly attacks in Paris, France, a day before a ceremony to pay tribute to the 130 victims, Nov. 26, 2015.

French officials say they have identified the third attacker who died in the attacks on Paris's Bataclan concert hall November 13.

Officials announced Wednesday that the attacker was from Strasbourg, in eastern France. He is believed to have traveled to Syria with a group of young people in late 2013. Reports say several of them were arrested and jailed upon their return to France in early 2014.

The suspect's name has not been officially released. French media have identified him as Fouad Mohamed-Aggad, age 23, identified through a DNA match.

Tuesday, the U.S. rock band Eagles of Death Metal returned to the Bataclan concert hall and laid flowers outside the facility, where the band's merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, was among those killed.

At least 89 people died at the Bataclan, which was the scene of the worst carnage. The facility has been closed since the attacks.

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