Friday, June 26, 2015

ISIS Attacks In France, Tunisia

by JASmius

The "jayvee" team strikes again, on their enemy's territory:

A factory in southeastern France was targeted in a terrorist attack Friday morning, leaving one person dead and two injured, French President Fran├žois Hollande said. Two police officers said a severed head was found at the site of the assault.

One man has been detained and identified in connection with the attack, Mr. Hollande said in an address from Brussels, where he was attending a European Union summit.

Two police officers said Arabic writing was found at the scene. France’s antiterrorism prosecutors said they were opening an investigation on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in connection with the attack. …

France has been on high alert for possible terrorist attacks, mobilizing thousands of police and paramilitary at sensitive sites, including schools, newspapers, and places of worship.

It was unclear if the suspects have any links to radical Islamist groups, such as [the] Islamic State and al Qaeda. [The] Islamic State has called on followers to mount terrorist attacks on France, which has been involved in airstrikes against the militant group’s operations in Iraq. [emphases added]

As a matter of additional clarification, the gas factory was U.S.-ownedthe severed head was on a spike at the entrance gate to the gas factory, and the Arabic writing was on a black flag.  Nothing particularly "unclear" about that:

And this wasn't the biggest ISIS strike of the day, either:

Terrorists attacked the Hotel Riu Imperial Marhaba in Susah, Tunisia, a spokesman for Tunisia’s Interior Ministry told the state-run TAP news agency.

Tunisian security forces exchanged gunfire with the attackers at the beachfront hotel, and the operation was still underway early Friday afternoon, according to the spokesman.

The death toll at latest count was twenty-seven, all Western tourists (mostly Germans and Brits).

I guess ISIS isn't quite fully "degraded" yet.

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