Deadly attacks in Paris, France

7 things to know now: France launches massive airstrike; Alabama says no refugees

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. “Massive” airstrike: France launched what was described as a “massive” airstrike against the city of Raqqa Sunday, destroying a jihadi training camp there. Considered the capital of The Islamic State operations, Raqqa was hit with 20 bombs dropped from jets launched from sites in Jordan and the Persian Gulf. The attack was in coordination with U.S. forces, according to an Associated Press report.

2. Mastermind of attacks: French officials have named the person they believe was the mastermind of the attacks on Paris Friday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, originally from Morocco,  is also linked to the thwarted Thalys, France, train attack in August.

3. More attackers identified: Prosecutors in Paris say they have identified two more suicide bombers they say took part in the attacks there Friday. Samy Amimour, 28, of France, blew himself up at the Bataclan concert hall. A man with a passport bearing the name Ahmad Al Mohammad, 25, from Syria, blew himself up outside the Stade de France soccer stadium.

4. O’Malley slams Clinton: Martin O’Malley took shots at Hillary Clinton Sunday after Clinton said she receives backing in her campaign from Wall Street institutions because of her efforts to rebuild lower Manhattan after the 9/11 terror attacks. O’Malley chided Clinton for, “in a “very, very distasteful way, trying to pump out a smokescreen for her coziness with the big banks of Wall Street by invoking the tragedy of 9/11 and those attacks — and especially so fresh after so many were murdered in Paris.” Clinton made the comment in Saturday’s Democratic debate.  

5. No refugees in Alabama: Alabama’s Gov. Robert Bentley said this weekend that his state would not accept refuges from Syria. Despite the fact that Alabama has not been asked by the federal government to house refugees from Syria, Bentley said he would “oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama.” On Sunday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snider said his state is also closing its borders to refugees from Syria.

And one more

Ronda Rousey, the Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight champion, was defeated by challenger Holly Holm this weekend in Melbourne, Australia. Rousey was kicked in the head by Holm in the second round, knocking her out and sending her to the hospital.

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