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    ISIS Paris terrorist Abdelhamid Abaaoud 'is DEAD' after raid on Saint-Denis flat | Daily Mail Online

    BREAKING NEWS: Paris terror plot mastermind 'is DEAD'. French commandos 'killed Belgian ISIS leader during gun battle' as police remove bodies from siege apartment
    • French police and special forces launch 4.25am operation to storm Saint-Denis flat containing seven Paris terrorists
    • Mastermind behind Friday's massacres, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, believed to be inside Saint-Denis apartment
    • Two senior European intelligence officials say Abaaoud was killed in the flat raid but this has yet to be confirmed
    • The bodies of the two terrorists killed in the flat raid have not yet been identified, according to a French prosecutor
    • Neither Abaaoud nor Salah Abdeslam, who has been on the run since Friday's attacks, were among those arrested
    • Female suicide bomber who fired at police believed to be Abaaoud's wife or cousin. Other suspect killed by grenade
    • Woman, named as Hasna Aitboulahcen by unconfirmed reports, is said to have screamed 'Help me, help' at police
    • Five people taken alive from flat and arrested as well as two others 'nearby' as stand-off ended after six hours
    • Security sources claimed they were 'fourth unit' from ISIS cell set to attack Paris' main airport and shopping centre
    • Two of arrested plotters were both shot in the arm and are being operated on at a secure hospital in Bobigny, Paris
    • Paris prosecutor refuses to confirm if Abaaoud was in the safehouse and if he was captured or died in the siege
    • At least five police have been injured in the ferocious gunfight and the terrorists killed a police dog called Diesel
    • Witnesses told MailOnline there were periods of intense machine gun fire and at least seven large explosions
    • Man who rented flat to 'two Belgians' is arrested and claims: 'I didn't know they were terrorists. It was a favour'
    • Alert sent to all European police forces warning fugitive gunman Salah Abdeslam may be driving Citroen Xsara

    By Martin Robinson and Simon Tomlinson and Keiligh Baker In London and Jake Wallis Simons and Jenny Stanton and Nick Fagge and Peter Allen In Paris and Sam Tonkin For Mailonline
    Published: 23:48 EST, 17 November 2015 | Updated: 13:49 EST, 18 November 2015

    The mastermind behind the Paris massacre, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, is dead, according to two senior intelligence officials.
    The 27-year-old Belgian jihadi leader is said to have been killed by French commandos when a flat was raided in the early hours of this morning.
    More than 100 armed officers stormed the flat in Saint-Denis believing Abaaoud was inside with six other terrorists.
    The French authorities have still not confirmed if he was there or if he is dead or alive but two European intelligence officials told the Washington Post that he had been killed inside the building.
    French prosecutor Francois Molins said this evening that the two terrorists who died in the raid, a female suicide bomber who blew herself up and another jihadi killed by a grenade, had not yet been identified.
    But he revealed that neither Abaaoud nor Salah Abdeslam, who has been on the run since Friday's attacks, were among those arrested.
    Security sources said earlier today that the raid, which saw terrorists fire around 5,000 rounds during an hour-long shoot out, prevented a new ISIS double terror attack on Paris.
    Mr Molins said: 'A new team of terrorists was neutralised and all indications are that given their arms, their organisational structure and their determination, the commando [of jihadis] could have struck.'
    He told a press conference how the ISIS terror squad who attacked Paris last Friday arrived in the city from Belgium in a convoy of three vehicles on November 12, the day before the atrocities. A VW Polo, Seat and Renault Clio used in the massacre were rented by the Abdeslam brothers and arrived in the Paris area within ten minutes of each other.
    It came as it emerged the blonde female suicide bomber who blew herself up screamed ‘Help me, help me’ at police moments before detonating a device as snipers opened fire, eyewitnesses claimed today.
    Unconfirmed reports have named the female terrorist, believed to be Abaaoud's jihadi bride or cousin, as Hasna Aitboulahcen.
    She blew herself up during a six-hour siege where five people were taken alive and arrested. Two more suspects were held 'nearby', while bodies were this evening seen being removed from the apartment building.


    Bodies have this evening been removed from the flat raided by French police in Saint-Denis where Paris massacre mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, was believed to be inside with six other terrorists. The French authorities will not say if he was there or if he is dead or alive


    Aftermath: A forensics squad inspects a blood-covered mattress dumped in the glass-covered street outside the Saint-Denis flat used by seven suspected terrorists



    One of the bodies is removed from inside the apartment building (left) and loaded into a hearse (right) following the six-hour siege


    +60 Drama: The terror suspect was dragged from the building and broken glass with no trousers on - presumably in case he was wearing a suicide belt - as police trained their weapons on the flat


    Wanted men: It has been reported the target of the police siege in Saint-Denis was Abdelhamid Abaaoud (left), thought to be the mastermind behind the Paris attacks who is said to have been killed. Salah Abdeslam (right), who has been on the run since Friday's attacks is not among those arrested according to a French prosecutor


    Mystery suspect: Hooded police officers pull a man arrested in the gun battle through crowds of other officers and soldiers as the Saint-Denis siege ended after six hours


    A member of the French judicial police is pictured inspecting the apartment raided by special forces after a six-hour stand-off this morning


    Threat: Soldiers guard Charles de Gaulle airport's Metro station today, left, amid fears that ISIS had planned to target the transport hub and the Quatre Temps shopping centre in the city's business district, Le Défense, also today, right

    [LEFT]State broadcaster France 2 has claimed the group was a 'fourth unit' on top of the three who killed 129 on Friday and were planning simultaneous attacks with AK-47s and bombs on Charles de Gaulle airport and the Quatre Temps shopping centre in the city's business district, Le Défense.
    The Saint-Denis siege started at 4.25am when SWAT teams and special forces surrounded the building after security services hunting for Abaaoud spent days watching flats and tapping phones.
    Kalashnikovs were being used against the security forces, but after an an hour and a half of furious exchanges, there was a lull in the fighting.
    It was then that a woman 'with long blonde hair' appeared at a third floor apartment window.
    An eyewitness identified only as Christian, 20, told Le Parisien: ‘During a ten or fifteen minute lull in the shooting I heard a woman shouting: "Help, help, help me!"
    ‘The police asked her to identify herself, and to show herself. She held her hands up but she didn’t reveal her face.
    ‘She withdrew her hands out of sight, and then put them up again several times.
    ‘The police shouted at her: "Keep your hands in the air!" They told her: “We’re going to shoot.” The shooting resumed. The police were firing from the roof of the building opposite. Suddenly there was an enormous explosion. It was probably the woman who blew herself up.
    ‘The windows shattered. Lots of objects from the apartment were thrown into the street, pieces of human flesh as well. They are still there. You can see a bit of the head, of skin, of ribs.’
    Thibault Chaffotte, another witness, told Liberation: ‘I heard police talking about a blonde woman with long hair. I believe this was the suicide bomber.
    They told her: 'Don’t lower your arms. Put your hands in the air. Afterwards, there was a very loud explosion. I think that’s when she activated her bomb. It was big. Many of the windows in the road shattered.’
    A seven-year-old sniffer dog called Diesel sent into the block to look for booby traps was killed in the blast. Another terror suspect was killed by a grenade blast.


    +60 Map: The raid was on a flat in the north of Paris - close to the three attacks close to the Stade de France - and not far from the shootings and suicide attacks on Bataclan and a series of bars, restaurants and cafes



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    Posting this because if we forget how to laugh, even during the darkest times, then IS have already won. And because it's a valid message

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    Explosions at S.Denis ..that is why they closed the road to Roissy..Some say controlled ones .Friend got the Air France Roissy Bus and heads to the Opera downtown..God be with them all.
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    the bbc is reporting that the mastermind's fate is 'unknown' and i believe them more than the daily fail.
    he's not one of the 2 terrorists who blew themselves up nor is he among the arrested. there are other remains in what's left of the apartment but they've yet to be identified so it's still too early to tell if it's him.
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    no one in france reported it is him..i think he slipped away,again and that is why all the alerts and general uproar...
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    I read in another report that police hit the building with so much firepower that it collapsed one of the floors.

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    Other media outlets like The Washington Post and The Telegraph state Abdelhamid Abaaoud was killed but it has not been announced officially. The Washington Post is the source of The Daily Mail article.

    ETA:
    Suspected architect of Paris attacks is dead, according to two senior intelligence officials

    PARIS — French police commandos killed the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks in a massive predawn raid Wednesday, two senior European intelligence officials said, after investigators followed leads that the fugitive militant was holed up north of the French capital and could be plotting another wave of violence.
    More than 100 police and soldiers stormed an apartment building in the suburb of Saint-Denis during a seven-hour siege that left two dead, including the suspected overseer of the Paris bloodshed, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian extremist who had once boasted he could slip easily between Europe and the Islamic State strongholds in Syria.
    [LIVE updates from Paris and elsewhere]
    After the raid, forsenics experts combed through the aftermath — blown-out windows, floors collapsed by explosions — presumably seeking DNA and other evidence. The intelligence officials spoke on condition of anonymity before announcements from authorities.

    Full article:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...2c2_story.html





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    Diesel the dog photographed before she was killed by ISIS Paris suicide bomber | Daily Mail Online

    Hero police dog walks to her death: Heartbreaking photo shows Diesel just moments before she was killed by woman suicide bomber in Paris siege

    • Anti-terror dog died during a massive firefight with suspected Paris jihadis
    • Witness said she was blown to pieces when woman detonated suicide vest
    • As tributes poured in, one handler said: 'It's like losing one our colleagues'
    • The hashtag #JeSuisChien (I am a dog) has also been trending on Twitter
    • See news full coverage of the ISIS terror attacks in Paris

    By Jenny Stanton In Paris and Simon Tomlinson for MailOnline
    Published: 06:07 EST, 18 November 2015 | Updated: 15:04 EST, 18 November 2015

    This heartbreaking photograph shows heroic police dog Diesel moments before she was blown up by a suicide bomber during the siege in Paris.

    The seven-year-old Belgian Shepherd died this morning in a firefight with suspected ISIS militants behind the Paris massacre who were holed up in a flat.

    She was sent in to the building to sniff out booby traps but was blown to pieces when a woman came out firing her AK-47 at police and then detonated her suicide vest.

    Tributes quickly poured in to the much-loved canine who had been decorated with service medals after a distinguished career in the force.

    One police handler said it was 'a little like losing one of our colleagues' while a Twitter user said Diesel had 'died to defend our colours'.

    Diesel's death sparked a wave of mourning across social media, under the Twitter hashtag #JeSuisChien.

    The hashtag, which means I am a dog and was trending on Twitter, is a reference to the worldwide cry of solidarity 'Je Suis Charlie' in the wake of the terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine in January.


    Final moments: Diesel (centre) is seen being led towards the flat to sniff out booby traps minutes before she was killed by a jihadi bride who came out firing an AK-47 at police then detonated her suicide vest


    Decorated: Seven-year-old police dog Diesel (pictured with her service medals in image identified by police officers at the scene) died during a firefight with suspected ISIS militants behind the Paris massacre

    The official profile for Police Nationale tweeted that Diesel 'was killed by terrorists in the current operation in Saint-Denis'.

    A source told MailOnline: 'When the policemen arrived with the dog, the dog came in first and was immediately killed. The French people are sad about her death.'

    The force said that 'assault and explosives' search dogs are indispensable to the work of the French anti-terror unit known as RAID.

    Sky News anchor Kay Burley, who was mocked this week for tweeting a picture of a dog in Paris with the caption ‘sadness in his eyes’, has joined the Twitter trend.

    She tweeted a Police Nationale photograph of a force dog in honour of Diesel, with just the hashtag #JeSuisChien.

    More than 100 armed officers stormed a flat in Saint-Denis this morning believing Paris massacres mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, was inside with six other terrorists - but the French authorities will not say if he was there or if he is dead or alive.

    A female terrorist believed to be Abaaoud's jihadi bride or cousin blew herself up with a suicide vest and another suspect died during the six-hour siege where five people were taken alive and arrested. Two more suspects were held 'nearby'.








    A wave of mourning swept social media in response to Diesel's death, under the hashtag #JeSuisChien

    Lotfi, a 50-year-old who was in the area, said: 'I heard police officers talking to a woman with long blonde hair.
    'I think she was the kamikaze. They told her not to lower her arms, to keep her hands up in the air, and then there was a massive explosion.

    'I think that's when she detonated her bomb. It really was a very loud explosion.'

    'Lots of windows on the street were shattered, and then the firefight started and it was going on nonstop.'


    The Twitter profile for Police Nationale tweeted this image another police dog while paying tribute to Diesel

    Lofti, who would not offer his surname, said he saw Diesel blown to pieces.

    Read more: Diesel the dog photographed before she was killed by ISIS Paris suicide bomber | Daily Mail Online
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    Paris attacks 'mastermind' Abaaoud fate unknown - Molins - BBC News

    Paris attacks 'mastermind' Abaaoud fate unknown - Molins

    The Paris prosecutor has said the fate of the suspected organiser of Friday's attacks remains unknown after a police raid on a flat ended in bloodshed.

    Francois Molins told reporters Abdelhamid Abaaoud was not among eight people arrested during the raid in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis.

    However, human remains found in the rubble of the flat had still to be identified, he said.

    A woman blew herself up and another suspect was shot dead during the raid.

    The building was so badly damaged that it is unclear if there is a third body in the rubble, an interior ministry spokesman said.

    Abaaoud is said to have organised Friday's gun and bomb attacks in Paris, when 129 people were killed.

    All of the victims of the attacks - which targeted a concert hall, cafes and the Stade de France stadium and were claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group - have now been identified, the government says.

    Mr Molins said the police operation in Saint Denis had foiled a new attack, stopping a "new terrorist cell" that appeared to be ready to strike.

    "At this time, I'm not in a position to give a precise and definitive number for the people who died, nor their identities, but there are at least two dead people," he added.

    Details he gave of the operation in Saint Denis paint a picture of a ferocious battle


    • Police used 5,000 rounds of ammunition
    • The main building targeted was hit so hard it is now at risk of collapse
    • A body was found "riddled with impacts", which made it impossible to identify for now
    • Seven men and one woman were arrested




    Image copyright EPA Image caption Abdelhamid Abaaoud is seen here in an undated photo posing with the Islamic State flag

    However, Salah Abdeslam, a 26-year-old French national identified as a suspect in Friday's attacks, was not among them, he said - nor was Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

    Also on Wednesday, a teacher at a Jewish school in the southern city of Marseille was stabbed by three men. Local police say his life is not in danger and that police are hunting the assailants.

    Raid in Saint Denis


    Image copyright Getty Images

    04:20 (03:20 GMT) Shots ring out in the Rue du Corbillon, a few minutes' walk from the town hall of this rundown suburb of Paris, as anti-terrorist police raid a third-floor flat
    07:03 Shooting continues intermittently - at least one person killed inside the flat and two police officers injured
    07:20 Multiple explosions and intense gunfire heard
    07:40 Local residents urged to stay indoors by the authorities
    07:56 Police sources report two deaths in the flat, including that of a woman who set off a bomb belt, and three more officers injured
    09:17 Prosecutors announce the arrest of three men inside the flat, and a man and a woman nearby
    11:26 Police announce end of operation
    19:10 Paris prosecutor confirms arrests and says evidence suggests a new terrorist plot was foiled.


    More on the Paris attacks



    Special report: In-depth coverage of the attacks and their aftermath


    Five members of the Raid police anti-terrorism unit were lightly injured in the Saint-Denis operation while a Raid "assault dog", a seven-year-old Belgian Shepherd called Diesel, was killed.

    More than 400 people were wounded in Friday's attacks. Three of them are in a life-threatening condition.

    IS said it had carried out the attacks in response to France's air campaign against its leadership in Syria, and pledged further bloodshed.

    French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday that IS threatened the whole world and he would be seeking a "large coalition" to work together to defeat the militant group.



    What is Islamic State?

    IS is a notoriously violent Islamist group which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq. It has declared its territory a caliphate - a state governed in accordance with Islamic law - under its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
    What does it want?

    IS demands allegiance from all Muslims, rejects national borders and seeks to expand its territory. It follows its own extreme version of Sunni Islam and regards non-believers as deserving of death.
    How strong is IS?

    IS projects a powerful image, partly through propaganda and sheer brutality, and is the world's richest insurgent group. It has about 30,000 fighters but is facing daily bombing by a US-led multi-national coalition, which has vowed to destroy it.


    What is Islamic State?


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    Paris attacks 'mastermind' Abaaoud fate unknown - Molins - BBC News
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    Meanwhile a video threat from ISIS has been released implying that NYC is the next target.
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    Oh for fucks sake #JeSuisChien?!? Enough already.
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    #woof
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    I'm pretty sure hashtags will solve everything...

    Though, #jesuischienne has quite a nice ring to it (for those who understand French)...

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    Australian journalist Waleed Aly (*swoon*) and his AWESOME speech

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    Muslim Frenchman stands blindfolded in Paris in show of fellowship

    http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/muslim-frenchman-stands-blindfolded-in-paris-in-show-of-fellowship/ar-BBnaVzM?li=AA4RE4&ocid=

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    In the wake of Friday’s Paris terror attacks one Muslim man has walked into Place de la Republic blindfolded in a show of faith in his fellow Parisians.

    The man stood in the square with a sign which when translated from French read: “I’m a Muslim and I’m told I’m a terrorist. I trust you, do you trust me? If yes, hug me.”

    In a video of the event, released to Facebook by In the NOW , tearful Parisians can be seen approaching the man one by one to hug him.

    They embrace him for prolonged periods of time, some audibly sobbing.



    © Reuters The blindfolded man stood in the square with a sign which when translated from French read: “I’m a Muslim and I’m told I’m a terrorist. I trust you, do you trust me? If yes, hug me.”


    The man stood there until the sun went down when he suddenly removed his blindfold and addressed the crowd.

    “I deeply feel for the all the victims’ families,” he said.

    “I want to tell you that ‘Muslim’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘terrorist’.

    “A terrorist is a terrorist, someone willing to kill another human being over nothing. A Muslim would never do that, our religion forbids it.”

    The video has received more than 13 million views since it was uploaded on Tuesday and has received thousands of comments of support.

    “I can’t stop crying watching this kindness,” one user wrote.

    “I am Muslim and I am very proud of this guy and what he said. We are all human no matter what religion you hold, I really respect you,” another said.

    “Sorry you’re caught up in the middle of this, you my friend are a human being like the rest of us, and the rest of your Muslim brothers and sister are too!” one commenter said.

    The video was released in the hope of sparking conversation about not judging people based on appearance and religion.



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    Yeah, the "JeSuis" hashtag is getting ridiculous. But I do feel bad for doggie.

    And sorry to be unPC but if there is one thing I really don't like about many mainstream, peaceful etc Muslims is their hatred of dogs*. I had my FB feed show conspiracy theories about how the Syrian passport was a plant (what? the fingers too?) and that we are all so ridiculous because we don't post about students in Nigeria who were murdered 6 months ago and we post about dogs and that it is just a filthy dog. Fuck you, you fucker, it was a police officer, a bomb sniffing dog and you can fuck off. I would defriend asap but it was a friend of a friend who was posting that crap.

    *Although as a cat person, I have to give it to them for their love of cats!
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