Standort: / Meldung: "Daesh "has pulled the tail of the French cockerel""

Kate Farmer

Cutting to the chase

16. 11. 2015 - 16:05

Daesh "has pulled the tail of the French cockerel"

Reality Check: mourning, military response and the Molenbeek connection

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France mourning and still in shock, but security is very high, and the people are preparing to move on.

As the investigation into Friday's terror attacks in Paris expands across not only France, but across Europe, more and more questions are arising.

Special forces in Belgium


Special forces are searching houses in Brussels

France has already retaliated with air-strikes against targets in the main Daesh stronghold of Raqqa, and a key connection in the attacks is emerging in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek.

23 arrests have been made so far, and there are new developments from minute to minute, so in today's Reality Check we look at five aspects of the attacks which represent some of today's main talking points.

  • Catherine Field reports from Paris on the manhunt for the perpetrators of Friday's attacks and their accomplices.

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French fighter jets launched a bombardment of key sites in Raqqa
  • Military analyst, Paul Beaver, gives his views of the air campaign against Islamic State/Daesh targets in Raqqa.

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  • Anthony Glees, Professor of Security and Intelligence Studies, discusses the ongoing threat to France and the rest of Europe.

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5 arrests have been made in the Molenbeek suburb of Brussels
  • George Joffe, Deputy Director of the Global Policy Institute and Senior Fellow of the Centre of International Studies at the University of Cambridge, explains why Belgium seems to be emerging as a focal point in the attacks.

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  • Nikita Malik of the Quilliam Foundation on radicalisation, and the people trying to prevent it from taking hold among young Europeans.

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