The hunt for Abaaoud continues until confirmation of whether he was in the apartment is confirmed or refuted.
The ‘siege’ has ended but the situation remains fluid and updates will be available later.
A huge number of soldiers have now arrived at the apartment.
The apartment raid lasted around six hours and resulted in the arrest of seven individuals. More than 100 police officers took part and inevitably some were injured; reports say five officers sustained minor injuries.
A French police dog named Diesel, a seven-year-old Belgian Shepherd, female assault dog, died in the raid reportedly shot dead by the suspected terrorists.
One of the men arrested is the owner of the apartment where the terror suspects were staying; his wife was also apprehended.
Ahead of his arrest the apartment owner spoke to reporters saying he had no idea that terrorists were staying in one of his apartments but he did confirm tenants had asked for permission for two guests to stay over.
French Interior Minister [the role of Home Secretary in the U.K.] Bernard Cazenueve has commended the bravery of officers who took part in the raid.
Also today - police in France have confirmed that the identity of the 129 people who died in the terror attacks at the weekend has been confirmed.