The European Response to IS
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Over three days in January 2015, three French-born Muslims with ties to Middle Eastern Islamic extremist organizations carried out a series of terrorist attacks that killed 17 people in Paris. First, on January 7, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi conducted a targeted, military-style assault against the offices of the satirical weekly news magazine Charlie Hebdo, whose cartoonists had mocked the Prophet Muhammad in print. Twelve people were gunned down, including eight publication staffers. The next day, Amady Coulibali shot dead a policewoman. And, the day after that, as French police and counterterrorism teams cornered and eventually killed the Kouachi duo in a town north of Paris, Coulibali took hostages and killed four people at a Jewish kosher supermarket in the capital, before perishing in a brief gunfight as police stormed the establishment.