Cherif and Said Kouachi were killed after holding a hostage at a print shop. Amedi Coulibalay, who is thought to have killed a policewoman, was killed while holding hostages at a Jewish deli.
Videos from the scene of today’s attack show the two gunmen engaging a French policeman on the streets of Paris. Two police officers are among 12 people killed in the terrorist attack on the headquarters of a satirical French magazine.
While Sunni Iraqi support of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham is not monolithic, the central government’s security forces are unlikely to decisively uproot the terrorist organization from the more distant provinces of Iraq anytime soon.
The Anbar police chief said that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham has been cleared from most of Ramadi, according to a Turkish news agency report.
A car bomb exploded near the Syrian-Turkish border, killing 43 people. Reports suggest that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham may have been behind the attack.
Turkish forces fired into Syria today in retaliation for a stray rocket that hit a mosque in bordering Hatay province.
Two senior Awakening leaders in Anbar announced the formation of the “Army of Pride and Dignity,” whose purpose is “to protect our province” from the Iraqi government.
The Iraqi terror group said the attack was part of its “Destroying the Walls” campaign, which was announced by the group’s emir, Abu Du’a, last year.