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The evening of November 13, 2015 turned into a night of sheer terror when a group of jihadist commandos launched a series of attacks in #Paris that killed 130 people.

France 24 spoke to four Parisians about how the night of #13Novembre2015 unfolded ⤵️
🇫🇷 Lili Rathipanya, 40, who lives just 50 metres from Le Petit Cambodge, recalled how she started hearing “never-ending” sirens blaring outside her window.

In the streets by Rathipanya’s home, 18 people were killed on #13Novembre2015
Five years after a squad of Islamist killers waged the deadliest attack during peacetime in modern-day #France 🇫🇷, PM Jean Castex on Friday paid tribute to those killed, with the country once again on its highest security alert.

France 24's @chrismooref24 has more ⤵️
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The sinking of the MS Estonia in the Baltic Sea remains the deadliest peacetime shipwreck in European waters for centuries. As many as 852 people were killed when the ship sank in a storm on September 28, 1994, between Stockholm and Tallinn.
Passengers from 17 countries drowned in the disaster, including 501 Swedes and 285 Estonians, while only 137 passengers and crew on board survived. The wreck is considered a graveyard, which gives the area protected status under the law.
The makers of a documentary about the catastrophe were arrested after exploring the site with a remote-controlled submarine.…
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Major Acts of Terrorism in India in the last 20 years:
2000 Church bombings in South India
2000 Amarnath pilgrimage massacre
2000 Chittisinghpura massacre
2001 Amarnath pilgrimage massacre
2001 Kot Charwal massacre
2001 Indian Parliament attack
2001 Kishtwar massacre
2002 Akshardham Temple attack
2002 Amarnath pilgrimage massacre
2002 Godhra train
2002 Kaluchak massacre
2002 Qasim Nagar massacre
2003 Nadimarg massacre
2004 Teli Katha massacre
2005 Delhi bombings
2006 Doda massacre
2006 Srinagar bombings
2006 Kulgam massacre
2006 Mumbai train bombings
2006 Varanasi bombings
2007 Hyderabad bombings
2007 Uttar Pradesh bombings
2008 Mumbai attacks
2008 Agartala bombings
2008 Ahmedabad bombings
2008 Bangalore serial blasts
2008 Delhi bombing (twice)
2010 Bangalore stadium bombing
2010 Pune Bombing
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Time to get a few things straight about Anouar Haddouchi, #IslamicState member from #Belgium whose capture by SDF was recently confirmed. While the exact moment wasn’t mentioned here, there were rumors that he was caught since March already (1/7)
Haddouchi is often nicknamed the ‘executioner of Raqqah’ these days. Based on declarations of a local councillor, about a certain ‘Abu Souleymen al-Belgiki’ who beheaded more than 100 people there (2/7)…
Haddouchi was known as ‘Abu Souleymen’ indeed, but at least two other Belgian foreign fighters were. And as far as we know, an investigation by the Belgian judiciary did not unearth decisive proof about Haddouchi being this executioner (3/7)
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Where should we prosecute #foreignfighters? Some countries, like #Belgium, propose to have them prosecuted locally, or by an "international tribunal". This may not be the best option. Here is why. THREAD (based on an article I wrote in French, link below)
1)Foreign fighters have indeed committed crimes in the region, and could legitimately be prosecuted locally.HOWEVER, that applies only for Iraq (and crimes committed in Iraq). Many fighters are currently detained in #Syria. Not clear whether there is evidence against them in Iraq
2)Moreover, Iraqi trials have been deemed expedite and not up to international standards. Same for detention regimes. This is a moral and legal issue for #European governments. Bad detention conditions further increase risk of new "Guantanamos" or "Abu Ghraib"
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The #ParisAttacks were an ISIS attack, likely directed and equipped out of Syria. My interview on @ThisWeekABC:…
We’re a harder target, a harder target to reach, but we know ISIS aspires to attack us here in the United States as well.
We cannot allow ISIS to have unmolested sanctuary in Syria & Iraq to plan & direct attacks against us because some attacks will get through.
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