Paris Attacks – Updated Assessment

This report analyzes the activities and intentions of the ISIS cell that conducted terrorist attacks in Paris in December 2015. It asks: what is known about the attackers and the terrorist cell so far? How did the terrorists enter Europe, and move undetected? What do the combat indicators from the Paris attack reveal of ISIS’ wider intentions towards high profile cities in Europe in 2016? How will further escalation most probably manifest itself, and are attacks of such size likely again?

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Publisher: ISS Risk
Pages: 26
The ability for ISIS to effectively deliver its agenda of terror and to affect an ever evolving threat on an increasingly global scale has been clearly demonstrated through the Paris attacks of November 2015. Intelligent Security Solutions (ISS Risk) has for some time focused on the threat presented by ISIS (and other Islamic extremist groups) to various sovereign and commercial concerns across Eurasia, with a specific focus on not only on ISIS motivations and actions to date, but more importantly a focus on how the threat is being shaped and how it will be driven and manifested in the coming 12-18 months.
This report examines the answers to the critical questions of:
What is known about the attackers and the terrorist cell so far?
How did the terrorists enter Europe, and move undetected?
What do the combat indicators from the Paris attack reveal of ISIS’ wider intentions towards high profile cities in Europe going into Christmas 2015 and in 2016?
How will further escalation most probably manifest itself, and are attacks of such size likely again?
Who will perpetrate these attacks, and how effectively can security services respond to contain threats from ISIS’ existing operatives and cells already in Europe?

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2 Overview
3 What is known about the attackers so far?
7 How did the attackers enter Europe?
8 How did the weapons reach France?
9 Molenbeek Cell
11 Major escalation of ISIS modus operandi
13 Unfolding situation in Molenbeek and Belgium
16 Strategy behind ISIS escalation
18 Future plans of ISIS in Europe and abroad
20 Was there an intelligence failure?
21 Source comments from European intelligence agencies
22 Are the attacks over?
23 Conclusion

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