News Updates from CLG
13 November 2015

Previous edition: Russia to top UK govt’s new security threat list – media

Breaking:Army on Streets of France After Paris Shootings and ‘Several Explosions’ –Police say 100 Hostages Taken –Death Toll Rises to 35 –President Hollande Evacuated, taken to ‘safe location’ (MSNBC, wires) | 13 Nov 2015 | Dozens Dead In Paris Shootings and Blasts –Hostages are taken at a concert theatre as a number of attacks take place across the French capital. At least 30 people have been killed and around 100 others are being held hostage following a series of attacks in Paris on Friday night. Police say there have been multiple shootings and two explosions across the French capital.

Breaking:Paris shooting: Several killed and injured after ‘Kalashnikov and grenade attacks’ across French capital –Many people killed after several shootings and explosions across central Paris – live updates| 13 Nov 2015 | –‘Several killed’ after ‘Kalashnikov attack’ –Explosions heard outside Stade de France –Multiple attack sites across the French capital –Reports of suicide attacks and hostages taken 21:42 –’20 dead’ French police union is now reporting 20 dead. It is still not clear how many of the attack sites are still active. According to the Alliance police union, there were two “suicide attacks” outside the Stade de France, where the France-Germany friendly is still underway. The explosions took place outside the stadium at gate D and H. Several believed dead.

Lebanon mourns 44 killed in Beirut bombings | 13 Nov 2015 | Lebanon on Friday mourned 44 people killed in a Hezbollah bastion in south Beirut in a twin bombing claimed by the Islamic State [I-CIA-SIS] group, the bloodiest such attack in years. The Red Cross said at least 239 people were wounded, several in critical condition, in the blasts that hit a busy shopping street in Burj al-Barajneh, a neighbourhood where the Shiite Hezbollah movement allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is popular.

U.S. drone strike targeted ‘Jihadi John,’ Briton linked to hostage beheadings –‘Jihadi John’ not confirmed killed | 12 Nov 2015 | The U.S. military launched a drone strike Thursday targeting “Jihadi John,” the masked Islamic State terrorist who [allegedly] beheaded several Western hostages in Syria and came to symbolize the brutality of the militant group, U.S. officials said. But the Pentagon is still working to determine whether the strike actually killed the militant, Briton Mohammed Emwazi. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the strike took place around the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital.