UPDATE: On 25 November 2015, Olivier Corel, aka the 'White Emir,' received a 6-month suspended jail sentence by a French court for illegal possession of a firearm. Charges have not yet been brought related to France's counter-terrorism operations in the wake of the Paris attacks on 13 November 2015. Six other raids occurred in the Ariège at the same time.For More on 11/13 "Black Friday" Paris AttacksFor More on Abdelhamid Abaaoud, aka Abou Omar al-Soussi / Abu Omar al-Belgiki (IS) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILEBACKGROUNDBorn on 29 November 1946 in Homs, Syria, as Abdel Ilat al-Dandachi, Olivier Corel arrived in France in 1973, and obtained French citizenship ten years later in 1983. In 1987, Corel settled in the small village of Lanes, in the Artigat region (in Ariège); there, he forms a community which restores abandonned houses and farms, and lives on the sidelines of the rest of society. Corel's community, mainly composed of young converts who Corel recruits in the…
Olivier Corel, aka the 'White Emir' (Toulouse group / Islamic State / ISIS) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE
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