7:7: One Day in London


The videos below are both of the same documentary on the 7:7 2005 terrorist attacks in London. The documentary is a very moving account of people caught up in those terrible attacks ten years ago.

https://vimeo.com/81994794

How the Charlie Hebdo attack and manhunt unfolded day by day, city by city


Originally posted on Quartz:

The men who French police allege murdered 12 people in or around the Charlie Hebdo offices were killed in a standoff with security forces on Friday, seemingly bringing some resolution to this week’s wave of dramatic violence and fear.

The deaths of the suspects, brothers Chérif and Saïd Kouachi, ended a three-day manhunt that began in Paris and spanned hundreds of square miles of France. Here’s a look at how it played out:

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Paris Terror Attack Suspects Killed After Police Standoffs


Originally posted on TIME:

Three terror suspects and four hostages were killed in France on Friday, as police brought to an end two separate hostage incidents relating to the deadly terror attacks on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

In an industrial estate outside Paris, police killed the two brothers who allegedly mounted Wednesday’s devastating assault that killed 12 people and set off the biggest manhunt in modern French history.

Just a 15-minute drive away, SWAT teams killed another gunman who had holed up all afternoon in a kosher supermarket in a city suburb with several hostages. The siege left five dead in total, but the gunman’s alleged co-conspirator remained on the run Friday night, having escaped as police stormed the store.

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Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, 34 and 32, the two French-born brothers who authorities say stormed Charlie Hebdo with Kalashnikovs and then fled in a stolen vehicle, holed up in a commercial…

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Boko Haram Militants Are Back on the Attack in Nigeria as a Presidential Election Looms


Originally posted on TIME:

As thousands of supporters clad in the red, white and green of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s People’s Democratic Party thronged the formal launch rally of his reelection campaign in Lagos on Thursday, thousands more were fleeing for their lives in the country’s northeast, where an ongoing militant offensive, launched on Jan. 3, has killed scores. Such twinned scenes of jubilation and carnage are likely to be a regular feature in Nigeria over the coming weeks, as the country gears up for Presidential and general elections on Feb. 14,—even as the Boko Haram militant group gains ground in a campaign that took more than 10,000 lives last year, and has driven more than 1.5 million people from their homes.

Residents of Baga, a small town on the shores of Lake Chad, and some sixteen surrounding villages fled on foot or by boat as members of Boko Haram razed buildings and stalked…

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Al-Qaeda Group Claims Responsibility for Paris Terror Attack


Originally posted on TIME:

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) took responsibility on Friday for the attack on the Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. A statement provided to the Associated Press said “the leadership of AQAP directed the operations and they have chosen their target carefully.” The attack, which killed 12 people, was intended to as “revenge for the honor” of the Prophet Mohammad, the depiction of whom is forbidden by Islamic tradition. The magazine had repeatedly mocked him in cartoons.

The claim, which the unnamed spokesman said was delayed two days after Wednesday’s attack for “security reasons,” did not come as a shock. But one of the gunmen in the Charlie Hebdo attack shouted, “You can tell the media it was Al-Qaeda in Yemen” during the assault, according to a witness. And a the French news channel BFM Television reported that Said and Cherif Kouachi made the same claim in a…

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Gunman Linked to Charlie Hebdo Shooters Takes Hostages at Kosher Grocery


Originally posted on TIME:

The suspected shooter of a female cop in a Paris suburb is now also suspected of attacking a kosher grocery store. AFP reports that the shooter has taken hostages at that location in eastern Paris near the Porte de Vincennes.

Local media suggested that several people were wounded and two killed in the shoot-out which preceded the gunman entering the store.

The police officer was fatally shot in the suburb of Montrouge on Thursday by a gunman who Reuters reports is in the same terrorist cell as the two Charlie Hebdo shooters currently suspected of holding a hostage in a factory northeast of Paris near Charles de Gaulle airport. There, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi have reportedly told negotiators they intend to “die as martyrs.”

Law enforcement officials released a statement saying they are looking for two suspects in connection with the Montrouge shooting: a man, Amedy Coulibaly, and a woman…

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