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Paris Attacks Update: Chilling Details On How ISIS Used Social Media To Claim Responsibility Of The Tragedy

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX USA (2642870a) Hayat Boumeddiene, far right Hayat Boumeddiene ‘appears in Islamic State film’ – 06 Feb 2015 The latest video released by French-speaking Islamic state (ISIS), fighters may be Hayat Boumeddiene, who is believed to have knowledge about the deadly January 9, 2015 attack on a Paris kosher grocery,The video, titled “Blow Up France 2,” was released Tuesday and shows an ISIS fighter praising previous attackers in France and calling for new attacks. The video shows a woman standing next to the speaker, wearing camouflage clothing and holding a weapon. French authorities are investigating the possibility this woman could be Hayat Boumeddiene. Her husband, Amedy Coulibaly, killed four hostages January 9 at a kosher grocery in Paris, authorities said. He was killed by police in a rescue and the remaining hostages fled to safety.

Reports of ISIS claiming the responsibility for the Paris attack last Friday are still being reviewed by US intelligence analysts on Sunday morning, ?with a focus on the English-language version, which is delivered in American-accented English,? according to Fox News. The news agency has also learned that some ISIS-linked social media accounts have shared startling messages just a few days before the terrible attack on Paris.

The alleged messages reported by Fox News have been shared just 72 hours before the attack which includes ?images of weapons, the Eiffel tower, and blessings of the attacker?s mission.? Some of the translations of the messages include ?God bless you in your mission? and ?support the deployment,? together with a reference to ?our sister,? indicating an alleged female member operating undercover of the support team on the attack.

A military intelligence source have told Fox News that the social media traffic from the ISIS-linked accounts is now considered as evidence the three teams had gone operational. On the other hand, FBI Director James Comey addressed field officers across the country to ?intensify surveillance on ISIS suspects,? in hopes of preventing violence and another staged attack in the US. The FBI Director, before the attacked, also confirmed that there are around 900 active ISIS investigations spreading on all 50 states.

According to news.com.au, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari of Iraq told reporters in Vienna last Sunday that ?Iraqi intelligence agencies had obtained information that some countries would be targeted, including France, the United States and Iran, and had shared the intelligence with those countries.?

There are also a number of evidences pointing that the attack was pre-meditated and that the terrorists were vetted by ISIS in Syria. The Sunday Telegraph reported that an anti-ISIS group said that two attackers were sent in March, and an additional two more in May for an ?operation? in France. And last August, an arrested French national returning from Syria mentioned instructions to attack a concert hall, reported by news.com.au.

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