Remembering the 2015 Paris Attacks

Nov. 13 2015
130 Killed
350 Wounded
Map of Paris with highlighted attack areas.

On Friday, November 13, 2015, ISIS gunmen and suicide bombers carried out the deadliest attacks on French soil since World War II. Multiple locations throughout Paris, cafes, restaurants, the national soccer stadium, and the Bataclan concert hall, were all brutally targeted, leaving 130 people dead and 350 injured. The attacks resulted in heightened security measures being adopted in France and throughout Europe. One year later, however, ISIS continues to use the power of the Internet, social media platforms, and messaging applications to inspire and organize French residents to commit acts of terror.

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There were more than a dozen ISIS operatives who were involved directly and indirectly in the November 2015 Paris attacks. Key ISIS operatives involved in the attacks were:

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