This morning it was confirmed what we already could hear on certain media stations yesterday, namely that the day before the attacks, senior Iraqi intelligence officials had warned France and other members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State that assaults by the militant group could be imminent.
We can understand that intelligence forces often want to wait as long as possible before intervening, being able to have enough proof and to catch as many as possible involved in a certain case. But when the dispatch obtained by TFrench government did not take straight ahead more measures to avoid the bloodshed?is true why did the
When French intelligence gets this kind of communication “all the time” and “every day” than they should question if their sources are really good sources and if there is not money spend at moles who can destabilise unnecessary.
But Iraqi intelligence officials told the AP that they also shared specific details with French authorities before the attack — including the size of a sleeper cell of militants they said was directing attackers sent back to France from Islamic State’s de-facto capital in Raqqa, Syria.
When we look at the co-ordinated strategy and the evident weaponry skill displayed by the attackers it is clear that those attackers must have had some training somewhere. It is not unknown that there have been training camps in the Belgian Ardennes, but it might well be that there are even more training sites in Europe as well do we know that Belgian, French and youngsters from the Netherlands have received training in Iraq and other places in the Middle East.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the IS group’s leader, had ordered supporters to use guns and bombs and take hostages in the days ahead in coalition countries as well as Iran and Russia, Thursday’s dispatch said. A sleeper cell of militants they said was directing attackers sent back to France from Islamic State’s de-facto capital in Raqqa, Syria.
The Seattle Times let us know that nearly all the French, Iraqi and U.S. officials providing information for this story spoke on condition of anonymity because they lack authorization to share details publicly.
The Belgian security forces could already stop some Muslim fundamentalists their plans to seriously damage our Western society. They got in time in making an end to a cell in Verviers but in Molenbeek they either still oversee many individuals and do not know or do not react yet unto certain groups. Yesterday it was alread sure that at least one of the dead assailants and five of the people arrested in raids on Saturday had spent time in the poor immigrant Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek and that from this hotbed for jihadism the 26 year old Salah Abdeslam, from Molenbeek, and his two brothers were just a few from that Brussels neighborghood.
Either he or his Muslim brother Abaaoud is the mastermind for those terrible attacks on the French capital. Salah Abdeslam was at least the logistics coordinator for the attackers and rented the cars used in the attacks.
Salah Abdeslam is still on the run, but police have launched a massive search for associates of the attackers, detaining suspects in France and Belgium.
According Belgian officials his brother, Ibrahim, had died in the three-hour massacre and another brother, Mohamed, had been detained Saturday in the Molenbeek area of Brussels with their father and other suspects.
Some say the suspected mastermind behind the Paris attacks is Abdelhamid Abaaoud was sentenced to 20 years in prison earlier this year after being tried in absentia for recruiting for Islamic State in Syria. He was among 32 people charged with running one of Belgium’s largest jihadi recruitment networks, although many of the defendants – including Abaaoud – were tried in absentia and remain at large.
Omar Ismail Mostefai who always wore trainers and a cap, was tall, had long hair and a short beard and didn’t dress in a religious way was the 29 year old one of three unmasked men who pulled up in a black Polo car in Paris on Friday night and entered a rock gig at the Bataclan concert hall before opening fire on the crowd with Kalashnikovs. Terrified survivors spoke of utter “carnage”, in which the men shot at random and, when people threw themselves to the ground, turned their automatic weapons on them and kept firing. At least 89 people died there in the bloodiest of the coordinated attacks, bringing the total up to at least 129 people dead and hundreds wounded.
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