Paris terror attacks

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Brussels Raises Terror Alert to Highest Level

Warning 'based on quite precise information'

(Newser) - Belgium's capital entered a security lockdown Saturday as the government warned of a threat of a repeat of Paris-style attacks, with subways in Brussels closed and heavily armed police and soldiers deployed. At least one suspect from the deadly Paris attacks is at large, and was last seen crossing...

3rd Body Pulled From Raid Rubble Near Paris

And 2nd body has been positively IDed as female cousin of alleged mastermind

(Newser) - A third body has been pulled from the wreckage of Wednesday's police raid north of Paris, the New York Times reports. The body of alleged attack mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud was positively identified Thursday, and forensics experts also confirmed the body of Hasna Aitboulahcen, said to be Abaaoud's cousin,...

Mastermind of Paris Attacks Is Dead

Abaaoud identified; France says he led 4 of 6 foiled attacks since spring

(Newser) - He's dead: Authorities in Paris today said the man believed to have orchestrated the terror attacks on the City of Lights was killed in Wednesday's police raid, reports the AP . The city prosecutor said today that Abdel­hamid Abaaoud had been identified through skin samples; Interior Minister Bernard...

Suspects in Paris Attack Owned Bar
Suspects in Paris Attack Owned Bar

Suspects in Paris Attack Owned Bar

It was closed over drug trafficking allegations this month

(Newser) - Before they were suspects in the deadliest attack on French soil since WWII, brothers Brahim and Salah Abdeslam owned a bar called Les Beguines in Brussels, the Wall Street Journal reports. "I used to go there every day after work," a neighbor tells the Telegraph . "We would...

Raided Paris Terror Cell Was Ready to Strike: Prosecutor

2 dead, 8 arrests in raid near Paris—but fate of alleged mastermind still unclear

(Newser) - Paris prosecutor Francois Molins gave new details on the police raid on an alleged ISIS terror cell just north of Paris in a press conference Wednesday. Some highlights :
  • Molins said about 5,000 rounds were fired by police during an hourlong gunfight between heavily armed police and those inside the
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After 2nd 'Human Disaster,' Facebook Safety Check On

CEO Zuckerberg says the feature will now be activated following "human disasters"

(Newser) - Through Nov. 12, Facebook's Safety Check feature had been activated only in the event of four natural disasters , the first being April's Nepal earthquake . In the five days since, it has been twice deployed for "human disasters." CNN Money reports that the feature was turned on...

Alleged Paris Mastermind's Family Wanted Him Dead

Abdelhamid Abaaoud recruited his 13-year-old brother to join jihad

(Newser) - When the alleged mastermind of the Paris terror attacks was thought to have been killed in Syria a year ago while fighting for ISIS, his family prayed that it was true. Abdelhamid Abaaoud —who attended an exclusive Catholic school in Brussels before dropping out of secondary school and spending...

Police Dog Killed in Raid Outside Paris

5 officers also suffered minor injuries, authorities say

(Newser) - A police dog named Diesel was killed during an operation Wednesday targeting the apparent mastermind of the Paris terror attacks. Authorities on Twitter say the 7-year-old Belgian shepherd, an assault and explosives search animal, "was killed by terrorists in the current operation in Saint-Denis." Police add at least...

2 Suspects Killed in Paris Raid
 Suspect Blows Herself Up 
 in France Raid 
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Suspect Blows Herself Up in France Raid

7 arrested, but whereabouts of alleged mastermind is unclear

(Newser) - Dramatic developments in the hunt for surviving suspects from the Paris attacks: At least two are dead and seven more arrested after a huge police raid on an apartment in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Wednesday morning. The big question—whether alleged mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud is among them—remains unclear, reports...

Father, Son Have Poignant Talk About Paris Attacks

'They might have guns, but we have flowers'

(Newser) - A video interview is going viral thanks to the poignant father-son discussion it portrays, People reports. The little boy was asked by a reporter if he understands why attackers terrorized Paris on Friday, and he answered, "because they're really mean" before adding that his family will need to...

Another Suspect Is Being Sought in Paris Attacks

French officials believe one unidentified attacker is still unaccounted for

(Newser) - With 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam already wanted in connection with the Paris attacks that killed at least 129 people Friday, French officials revealed Tuesday they're looking for a second suspect, the AP reports. Seven attackers died in the attacks—six in suicide bombings, one killed by police—and Abdeslam escaped...

Speaker Ryan: Let's 'Pause' a Bit on Syrian Refugees

'We cannot let terrorists take advantage of our compassion': Paul Ryan

(Newser) - House Speaker Paul Ryan called Tuesday for a "pause" in Syrian refugees coming to the US in the wake of the Paris attacks . "Our nation has always been welcoming, but we cannot let terrorists take advantage of our compassion," Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters after a closed-door House...

Charlie Hebdo: Screw ISIS, 'We Have the Champagne!'

Satire mag pulls no punches after Paris attacks

(Newser) - Few can relate better to Friday's terror attacks in the City of Light than the staff of Charlie Hebdo , the Parisian satirical magazine that lost 12 members in its own terrorist attack in January. A sneak peek of this week's cover, tweeted by columnist Mathieu Madenian ahead of...

Pregnant Woman Reunites With Bataclan Rescuer

Man pulled her up from window ledge; both escaped

(Newser) - One of many terrifying images from Friday's Paris attacks was of a pregnant woman dangling from a window of the Bataclan. Now, a friend of the unidentified woman says she survived and has been in touch with the man who helped save her. A man identified only as Sebastien...

Looking for Help, France Invokes Never-Used Treaty

As country mobilizes 115,000 security personnel

(Newser) - "France is at war," President Francois Hollande declared on Monday, and an army has been mobilized: The BBC reports that 115,000 security personnel, including police and troops, have been deployed across the country in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. More than 150 raids were carried out...

2 States Say They Won&#39;t Accept Syrian Refugees
 16 States Say No 
 to Syrian Refugees 
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16 States Say No to Syrian Refugees

Alabama, Michigan governors were the first to cite Paris attacks

(Newser) - The attacks in Paris have prompted the governors of several US states to declare that Syrian refugees aren't welcome. The governors of Alabama and Michigan each issued statements Sunday to that effect, reports the Washington Post . And on Monday, the governors of Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi,...

France: Attacks Were Planned From Syria

Mastermind believed to be Belgian-born ISIS militant

(Newser) - Some of the terrorists were homegrown, but Friday night's terror attacks in Paris were an international affair that was planned in Syria, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned on Monday, the morning after French planes pounded targets in Raqqa . Valls warned that France is dealing with a "terrorist...

Survivor Has Chilling Account of Concert Massacre

'You never think it will happen to you,' she writes

(Newser) - A 22-year-old survivor has written a chilling—and moving—account of the Bataclan concert massacre in Paris. In a Facebook post that has been shared more than 700,000 times, Isobel Bowdery tells of the horror that unfolded at what started out as a happy Friday night at a rock...

Paris Survivor Says Cellphone Saved His Life

'My head would have been busted'

(Newser) - A man fleeing the violence outside Paris' Stade de France on Friday credits his cellphone with saving his live, NBC News reports. A man identified only as Sylvestre says he was at the stadium when a bomb went off nearby. "Everything exploded," he says. "I felt the...

Arrests Made In Connection With Paris Terrorist Attacks

And details about possible attackers leak out

(Newser) - "A number of arrests" were made in Brussels Saturday in connection with Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris , according to Belgium's justice minister. The Independent reports police raided three properties in the city, arresting at least one man. The raids came after a rental car with Belgian license...

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