Latest On Terror Attacks On Paris
Below are a series of stories from our news providers at The Associated Press concerning the terror attacks on Paris on Friday.
Turkey says it warned France about 1 bomber
PARIS (AP) — A senior Turkish official says authorities flagged one of the suicide bombers in the Paris attacks to their French counterparts in 2014 but received no response.
The official says Turkish authorities identified Omar Ismail Mostefai as a possible "terror suspect" in October 2014. It notified French authorities in December 2014 and in June 2015.
The official says Turkey received no response from France until after the Paris attacks when it requested information on Mostefai.
The Paris prosecutor's office says Mostefai had been flagged as having ties to Islamic extremism five years ago.
Iraq warned of attacks before Paris assault
BAGHDAD (AP) — Just one day before last week's terror attacks in Paris, senior Iraqi intelligence officials warned members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group of imminent assaults by the militant organization.
The Associated Press has learned that Iraqi intelligence sent a dispatch saying the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had ordered an attack on coalition countries fighting against them in Iraq and Syria, as well as on Iran and Russia, through bombings or other attacks in the days ahead.
AL gov doesn't want Syrian refugees in state
UNDATE (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he won't allow Syrian refugees to relocate to his state.
Bentley has issued a statement saying, "After full consideration of this weekend's attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program."
Louisiana's governor has sent a letter to the White House, demanding to know how many Syrian refugees have relocated to his state.
World leaders vow vigorous response after Paris terror attacks
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — The world's top industrial and developing nations are set to outline their coordinated response to the latest terror attacks in Paris.
The leaders of the Group of 20 leading rich and developing nations are wrapping up their two-day summit in Turkey today against the backdrop of heavy French bombardment of the Islamic State's stronghold in Iraq.
Obama is meeting on the sidelines of the summit with the leaders of Britain, Germany and Italy, as well as France's foreign minister.
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