In the wake of the Paris attacks on November 13 2015, evidence has failed to conclude that a Syrian refugee named Ahmed Al Mohammed was among the Paris attackers.
A passport belonging to one Ahmed Al Mohamed, a 25 –year old man was found near a slain attacker at the French National soccer stadium.
French officials have termed the passport as fake claiming that Al Mohamed was a loyalist soldier allied to Syrian president Bashar Al- Assad and that he had died some few months earlier.
A terrorist had faked the passport in order to gain entry into several countries before the attacks.
Usage of a fake Syrian passport to engage in terrorism makes sense to someone who wanted to travel to various parts of Europe undetected.
The attacker maintained usage of the same fake passport throughout his travels in Europe prior to the Paris attacks.
Fingerprints taken from the alleged holder of the passport- Al Mohamed, matched those of a man who had been arrested with the same passport in the Greece Island of Leros after crossing over from Turkey.
The man later entered Serbia with his fingerprints matching those taken in Greece. Fingerprints on the passport matched those of the bomber at Stade de France and also matched those taken in Greece and Serbia.
After a search on the French database, the fingerprints were not found leading the officials to believe that the bomber was indeed a group of immigrants and refugees although it was impossible to point out that the refugee had indeed been a Syrian.
All identified attackers are European citizens
All the attackers identified after the Paris attacks were all citizens of European Union countries.
As such, experts believe that the radicalization of all the attackers was homegrown in Europe.
This assertion eliminates the probability of there being a Syrian national among the attackers giving weight to the allegation that the unidentified stadium bomber was using a fake Syrian passport. Moreover, French authorities confirmed that the two other bombers at the stadium carried fake Turkish passports and this also adds weight the exoneration of any Syrian refugee being one of the Paris attackers.
The prevalence of fake passports in Europe is being used by terrorists to travel to target destinations undetected.
The emergence of the refugee crisis has worsened the situation.
The case of a fake passport allegedly belonging to a Syrian Ahmed Al Mohamed was meant to mislead authorities and help the terrorist to travel undetected and execute the Paris attacks.