CIA chief expects more IS terror attacks

CIA director John Brennan warns that the attacks in Paris were likely not a “one-off event” and that he expects Islamic State has more operations in the pipeline.

“Security and intelligence services right now are working feverishly to see what else they can do in terms of uncovering it,” he says at a Washington think tank.

The CIA chief says Friday night’s attacks by gunmen in suicide vests in the heart of the French capital were carefully planned and executed.

CIA Director John Brennan. (photo credit: AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
CIA Director John Brennan (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

“This was not something done in a matter of days. This is something that was carefully and deliberately planned over the course of several months in terms of whether they had the operatives, the weapons, explosives, suicide belts.

“I would anticipate that this is not the only operation ISIL has in the pipeline,” he says, using an alternate acronym for IS, the militant group that has seized large areas of Syria and Iraq.


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