Overnight Open Thread (11-17-2015) | Main | Morning Thread (11-18-2015)
November 17, 2015

Waiting For Word about Abdelhamin Abaaoud: Was He There Or Not, Was He Caught Or Not?

Sorry, an earlier update said he had been taken alive -- but when I listened again, I realized they said might have been taken alive, which is.... well, sure, that could have happened. Or maybe it didn't.

Updates: The mastermind is holed up in the apartment with several accomplices. Police and army troops are flooding the streets to prevent escape.

At the moment, they are not actually attempting re-entry.

But... it's coming, obviously. The worry, I have to think, is that that apartment is wired to blow up.

Update: In the first round of explosions (at around 11:50 Eastern, 5:50 Paris time), a female jihadi blew up her explosive belt, killing herself and at least one other terrorist. This might have caused the wounding of the two cops too (but I'm guessing that).


Update: Only one person was "lightly injured," this article says.

Wow. Sure seemed a lot more robust a vetting than that.

Saint Dennis is that bad banlieu (zone sensible) I mentioned the other day as more of a genuine no-go zone.

The raid was carried out by, um, RAID, the French counter-terrorism SWAT police. The dumb acronym is like SHIELD -- they just picked words to spell out RAID.

Live Coverage From France: Here.

New Video: Bring me everybody!


New video. It's from a different angle, but it shows the same basic thing.

digg this
posted by Ace at 11:35 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
SFGoth: "After all, if the practical significance of the "d ..."

Emmie : "Kate looks good in green. ..."

Archer : "Oktoberfest yea ..."

Ben Had: "Jewells, There is a short clip at NRCHA.org that ..."

olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay: "I called the corgis. ..."

CN: "Our Forever FLOTUS looks beautiful. The daisy dres ..."

OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional: "[i]3 That's a lot of dresses Posted by: RoyalOi ..."

fly : "Melania --> Bama fan.  (The shoes). ..."

JT: "hiya ..."

Tammy al-Thor: "[i]The problem to me is how hot they get come summ ..."

RoyalOil: "That's a lot of dresses ..."

redridinghood: "Posted by: Ben Had at October 31, 2020 05:17 PM (5 ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64