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ISIS: What We Know

French President François Hollande said the wave of simultaneous attacks that recently hit Paris — killing at least 129 people in the worst act of terror Europe has seen since the 2004 Madrid bombings — was orchestrated by the Islamic State militant group and constituted an “act of war.”   Get the latest on the attacks and learn more about ISIS with a collection of news documentaries and articles from our PBS producing partners.

6 Reads That Explain the Islamic State Group's Strategy
PBS NewsHour

6 Reads That Explain the Islamic State Group's Strategy

We have a roundup of articles that delve into the militants’ core beliefs and tactics.

Chief Suspect in Paris Attacks Died in Raid
PBS NewsHour

Chief Suspect in Paris Attacks Died in Raid

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian suspect behind the Paris attacks, died in a police raid Wednesday.

Why the Islamic State Hates France
PBS NewsHour

Why the Islamic State Hates France

The Islamic State is both a totalitarian proto-state that controls territory, as well as a global terrorist organization.

House Gets Enough Votes to Curb Syrian Refugees to Override Veto
PBS NewsHour

House Gets Enough Votes to Curb Syrian Refugees to Overri...

The House passed a Republican-backed measure to stifle the flow of Syrian and Iraqi refugees, attracting enough votes to override President Barack’s threat of a veto.

2 Dead, 7 Arrested in Raid Targeted at Paris Terror Suspects
PBS NewsHour

2 Dead, 7 Arrested in Raid Targeted at Paris Terror Suspects

French police raided an apartment Wednesday in the normally quiet Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis

What is the Islamic State?
PBS NewsHour

What is the Islamic State?

The self-proclaimed Islamic State is a militant movement that has conquered territory in western Iraq and eastern Syria.

Here's Why the Islamic State Group Has so Many Names
PBS NewsHour

Here's Why the Islamic State Group Has so Many Names

How do the names differ in meaning? And who’s saying what? Here’s a breakdown.

From NPR

Hitting ISIS Where It Hurts By Striking Oil Trucks
NPR

Hitting ISIS Where It Hurts By Striking Oil Trucks

The U.S. military says it launched an attack this week that hit the Islamic State right where it hurt.

Has The Islamic State Overreached?
NPR

Has The Islamic State Overreached?

ISIS has lost about 25 percent of its territory in the past year and is feeling increased pressure from opponents that include the U.S., France, Russia and Iran.

Music for Healing
NPR

Music for Healing

Music can provide a space for healing, feeling and thought. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, we were compelled to play music with a meditative tone.

By The Numbers: The Paris Attacks And ISIS
NPR

By The Numbers: The Paris Attacks And ISIS

Here's a look at some of the key figures in the Paris attack, as well as other numbers related to ISIS.

More from PBS

U.S. To Increase Intel Sharing With France
PBS NewsHour

U.S. To Increase Intel Sharing With France

The Obama administration announced a new intelligence-sharing arrangement with France.

Kerry Arrives in Paris to Show U.S. Support
PBS NewsHour

Kerry Arrives in Paris to Show U.S. Support

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Paris to show American solidarity with France after last week’s deadly terror attacks.

What Motivated the Terror Attacks in Paris?
PBS NewsHour

What Motivated the Terror Attacks in Paris?

Professor Peter Neumann of King’s College in London, who joins William Brangham from London with more.

Obama: Attacks 'Terrible' Setback in Islamic State Campaign
PBS NewsHour

Obama: Attacks 'Terrible' Setback in Islamic State Campaign

President Barack Obama holds a news conference from the Group of 20 summit in Antalya, Turkey

Manhunt Underway as Inquiry in Paris Terror Attack Widens
PBS NewsHour

Manhunt Underway as Inquiry in Paris Terror Attack Widens

Authorities launched an international search Sunday for a suspect wanted in connection with the attacks.

American College Student Among Victims Killed
PBS NewsHour

American College Student Among Victims Killed

Nohemi Gonzalez was a 23-year-old student at California State University, Long Beach.

Everything We Know About the Multiple Attacks in Paris
PBS NewsHour

Everything We Know About the Multiple Attacks in Paris

The shooting rampages and suicide attacks began Friday night at a level of violence not seen in Paris since World War II.

ISIS in Afghanistan: School of Jihad
FRONTLINE

ISIS in Afghanistan: School of Jihad

The school is run by fighters who pledged allegiance to ISIS.

In Solidarity With France, Tributes Spring up Across the Globe
PBS NewsHour

In Solidarity With France, Tributes Spring up Across the ...

View photos of people around the world paying their respects after the attacks.

Increased Vigilance Across the Globe Following Paris Attacks
PBS NewsHour

Increased Vigilance Across the Globe Following Paris Attacks

World leaders have increased vigilance in their own countries.

Searching for the Paris Attackers
Washington Week

Searching for the Paris Attackers

Investigators work to determine the planners of the Paris attack.

Robert Gates on ISIS and Iraq
Charlie Rose the Week

Robert Gates on ISIS and Iraq

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the challenges of fighting ISIS in Iraq.

March 10, 2015 - The Destruction of Antiquities in Iraq
Chicago Tonight

March 10, 2015 - The Destruction of Antiquities in Iraq

ISIS is using bulldozers and sledgehammers to destroy priceless antiquities in Iraq.

ISIS-destroyed artifacts get new life with 3D reconstruction
PBS NewsHour

ISIS-destroyed artifacts get new life with 3D reconstruction

A pair of cyber-archaeologists are attempting to reconstruct ISIS-destroyed artifacts.

Literature's War on ISIS
The Open Mind

Literature's War on ISIS

Renowned author Salman Rushdie talks about his latest work.

Why Are So Many Westerners Joining ISIS?
FRONTLINE

Why Are So Many Westerners Joining ISIS?

New scrutiny is being given to the threat posed by the growing number of Western fighters who have joined the ranks of the Sunni militant group.

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