‘Man in the hat’ claims terror cells in Paris and Brussels part of a larger network


A police vehicle leaves Brussels courthouse on April 14, 2016, during the detention hearing of top Paris and Brussels attacks suspect Mohammed Abrini with suspected bomber Osama Krayem and two other suspects. Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini confessed on April 10 to being "the man in the hat" caught on video with suicide bombers at Brussels airport last month, images that had sparked a massive manhunt. / AFP / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

The terror cells that carried out the attacks in Paris in November and in Brussels in March were part of a larger network and Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect from the Paris attacks, played a bigger role than was previously thought, terror suspect Mohamed Abrini told Belgian police.