The early March arrest of 33-year-old Ahmed H. came after he had been granted a residency card after slipping into France, seeking asylum. He is currently in a high-security prison near Paris having been arrested in Lisieux, Normandy.
After taking part in what can only be described as a savage bloodbath, Ahmed H. used the immigrant routes into the European Union to his advantage and was granted refugee status in France in 2016, having been given a 10-year residency card, according to a source with AFP, France’s national news agency.
He was discovered within months by intelligence agents and identified as a high-ranking ISIS operative. He also faces the death penalty for criminal action in Iraq having been an ISIS commander in the Samarra region, north of Baghdad.
France refuses to extradite terrorist suspects in such circumstances.