An ISIS terrorist who survived the horrific Paris attack which claimed 130 lives has been rushed to hospital in "extreme pain".
Salah Abdeslam, 28, is suffering from appendicitis and had to be removed from solitary confinement, authorities confirmed.
He was taken out of Fleury-Merogis – the largest prison in Europe – and taken to the Sud Francilien hospital at Corbeil-Essonnes, 10 miles away.
A security source in Paris said: "Early indications are that he is suffering from appendicitis and is in extreme pain.
"The prisoner was being kept in isolation in the prison wing of the hospital, but it was decided that specialist treatment was needed, suggesting that surgery may be necessary."
Abdeslam was rushed to hospital on Tuesday, and remained there under armed guard before being returned to Fleury-Mergolis some time on Wednesday, said the source.
The surgical removal of the appendix – the pouch that projects from the colon on the lower side of the abdomen – is a very common procedure made necessary by appendicitis.
Abdeslam has already received a 20-year prison sentence in Belgium for taking part in a shoot-out with police in Brussels in 2016.
It came three days before his arrest while on the run following the Friday November 13 2015 onslaught on Paris.
Abdeslam, a French national from a Moroccan background, was part of a group of suicide bombers who caused carnage at the Stade de France, cafes and restaurants, and the Bataclan music venue.
All blew themselves up or were shot dead by police, but Abdeslam abandoned his mission at France’s national stadium during a football international between France and Germany and went on the run.
The attackers killed a total of 130 people, including 89 at the Bataclan, while more than 410 others were wounded.
It was the deadliest terrorist attack on French soil since the Second World War, and one that led to a state of emergency being declared across the country.
Abdeslam is now awaiting trial in Paris, and faces multiple life sentences for his part in the attacks.
Other Isis operatives involved included Abdeslam’s brother, Brahim Abdeslam, who died while letting off a bomb in a café.
The brothers had run a bar together in the Belgium capital, and had been in regular touch with Isis commanders in Syria.
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