El-Khazzani, 26, was tackled and tied up by five passengers, averting what President Hollande said “could have degenerated into monstrous carnage.”
French President Francois Hollande pinned the Legion of Honor medal on three, saying the men showed ‘that faced with terror, we have the power to resist.’
The alleged attacker has denied any intention of waging a jihadist attack, saying he had merely stumbled upon a weapons stash and decided to use it to rob passengers.
The suspect, who has been named as 25-year-old Moroccan national Ayoub El Khazzani, was wrestled to the floor by three American passengers after opening fire with an assault rifle.
The suspect is thought to be a 26-year-old of Moroccan origin who had lived in Spain, said sources close to the investigation.
Tests by the health agency and city authorities confirmed they were Asian tiger mosquitoes.
Police have stopped all traffic in the area around the Qwartz mall where the Primark store is located, and all other shops in the vicinity have closed up.
Assange fears extradition to Sweden could lead to him being transferred to the United States to face trial over WikiLeaks’ publication of classified US military and diplomatic documents.
In the worst infanticide case in modern French history, the jury decided Cottrez’s judgment was impaired at the time of the killings.
French officials say the main suspect in the beheading of a French transportation company manager has admitted to police that he carried out the killing that authorities have called a terror attack.
One of the officials said the selfie was forwarded via WhatsApp to a phone number in Canada. The severed head appeared to mimic Islamic State’s practice of beheading.
A Tunisian interior ministry official said at least 27 people have been killed after at least one gunman attacked a Tunisian tourist hotel in the popular resort of Sousse.
French President Francois Hollande, in Brussels for a summit of EU leaders, rushed back to France to deal with the crisis. He described the assault as a “terrorist attack”.
The French Foreign Ministry summoned US Ambassador Jane Hartley on Wednesday regarding revelations of NSA eavesdropping on the past three French Presidents.
WikiLeaks published documents late Tuesday that it says show the US National Security Agency (NSA) eavesdropped on the last three French presidents.