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ISIS Attack On Paris Meant To Be Much Worse

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The Paris terror attacks last November were horrifying, but Islamic State operatives had planned for even more devastation, an in-depth CNN investigation reveals. The news group says it spent months sifting through about 90,000 documents and photos culled from cellphone records, interviews, and European sources looking into the attacks. What they found: that ISIS had hoped for the Paris carnage to be worse than it turned out and had wanted to carry out similar attacks on other targets. Perhaps most frightening, they note, is that the ISIS faction dedicated to planning such strikes is a “highly organized” one. “It’s increasingly sophisticated,” says a terrorism expert who helped out with the CNN probe. “[ISIS has] set up an intricate, logistical support system … to launch these terrorist attacks.”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX USA (2642870a) Hayat Boumeddiene, far right Hayat Boumeddiene 'appears in Islamic State film' - 06 Feb 2015 The latest video released by French-speaking Islamic state (ISIS), fighters may be Hayat Boumeddiene, who is believed to have knowledge about the deadly January 9, 2015 attack on a Paris kosher grocery,The video, titled "Blow Up France 2," was released Tuesday and shows an ISIS fighter praising previous attackers in France and calling for new attacks. The video shows a woman standing next to the speaker, wearing camouflage clothing and holding a weapon. French authorities are investigating the possibility this woman could be Hayat Boumeddiene. Her husband, Amedy Coulibaly, killed four hostages January 9 at a kosher grocery in Paris, authorities said. He was killed by police in a rescue and the remaining hostages fled to safety.

Among the methods investigators say ISIS is tapping into are increased social media usage and encrypted communications; meticulous and secretive mission-planning, with operatives given info on a limited need-to-know basis; and tips on how to sneak into different countries, including hiding in train bathrooms. The investigators say there were two ISIS operatives—including one who seemed to be obsessed with X-rated websites—who pretended to be Syrian refugees but who never made it to Paris to help out with the attacks (their phony passports were discovered and they were arrested in Greece before the strikes). Meanwhile, a third operative, Abid Tabaouni, was just arrested in July. Also supposedly on last year’s hit list, per European investigators: the Netherlands and a bunch of other French targets, including shopping centers and a Parisian supermarket.

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