November 13, 2015, in the interstices of the investigation

Soon they will unleash terror. For the moment, divided into three vehicles, a Seat Leon, a Clio and a Polo, the ten terrorists are driving towards their targets, the Stade de France, the terraces of the 10e and 11e arrondissements, the Bataclan. They call each other. They also call two numbers in Belgium. From this journey, the investigation has reconstructed almost everything. She made the GPS and trackers of their cars talk, the CCTV images, studied the phones abandoned by the members of the commando and the relays they activated.

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At the bar of the Assize Court, Wednesday September 15, investigator BC025 of the criminal brigade reports all this. “From 8:45 p.m., the Polo is close to the Bataclan”, “Between 8:45 p.m. and 9 p.m., the Polo circles the Bataclan twice”, “At 9:15 p.m., the Seat circles the neighborhood twice terraces ”,“ At 8:45 pm, B2 calls B1, B4 calls B3, B3 bis calls B90 ”,“ At 9:02 pm, B1 calls B2. ”

Each time, the calls last a few seconds, a minute at most. Of the words exchanged from one car to another between the members of the commando, or between the members of the commando and their interlocutors who remained in Belgium, nothing is known. Except these five, sent by text at 9:42 p.m. from the phone found in a trash can near the Bataclan: “We’re gone, we’re starting. ”

“Seven calls in six minutes”

For the rest, the imagination makes up for it. She slips into the interstices of the investigation. It freezes and fills with images reminiscent of the MP3 plugged into the abandoned Polo “On which we found forty-seven anachid (religious songs). Of “Parking for one or two minutes” from the Seat near the Comptoir Voltaire before Brahim Abdeslam descends to blow himself up. From this “Double turn” from the Place de la République carried out by the Polo before returning to the Bataclan. Of “The hypothesis which cannot be excluded” of a last meeting between the Polo and the Seat in this perimeter.

From this other “Parking for two minutes” de la Polo at 40, boulevard Voltaire, before restarting in the direction of 50, where the concert hall is located. Of “Erratic path” of the Clio after the shootings on the terraces, the third explosion at the Stade de France and the carnage at the Bataclan. Attempts made by the B4 telephone between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. to reach its Belgian correspondents in vain. “Seven calls in six minutes”, explains the investigator, who adds: “At this time, the network is already saturated in Paris. ” Millions of calls are exchanged. There, we can no longer imagine, we remember.

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