After Setbacks at Home, Islamic State and Al Shabab Terrorize Abroad
Among the horror of the Paris attacks, a curious social media dynamic unfolded. Somehow, attention turned to a seven-month-old BBC article about a terror attack in Kenya, on a college campus in a town called Garissa. Perhaps assuming that the attack happened recently, readers widely recirculated the story, which received almost... Read more
Forged Syrian Passports Are a Prized Commodity
French authorities have found at least one Syrian passport near the body of one of the terrorists that struck Paris. Greek authorities said the carrier registered the passport on the island of Leros — a passport that some intelligence officials now believe may have been fake. It’s still unknown whether the killer was actually a... Read more
U.S. Intelligence Powers French Air Strikes
On Nov. 15, French warplanes flying from bases in Jordan and the United Arab Emirates pounded Islamic State base camps in the group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa. The strikes followed a horrendous series of terrorist attacks that left at least 129 people dead in Paris two days earlier. In... Read more
Don’t Mess With the French Military
Here’s how to put the scale of Islamic State’s attacks into perspective. Within a span of few weeks, the radical Islamist group carried out the deadliest terror attack in modern French history, killing 129 people, and the deadliest attack in modern Turkish history — the Oct. 10 Ankara bombing,... Read more
Gunfire, Blood, Panic — A Bataclan Survivor Recalls Paris Nightmare
Guillaume Maurice, a 40-year-old school teacher from Rouen, in northern France, is a self-described “metal head.” So when Eagles of Death Metal, an American rock band, came to the Bataclan theater in north-central Paris, Guillaume and his wife made plans to attend. A few hours later, Guillaume and his... Read more
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