Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Paris attacks take ISIS to European level

Paris attacks take ISIS to European level

The Islamic State extremist group has taken responsibility for a series of terror attacks in Paris. Radical Islamists claimed that it's "vendetta for Syria". Thus, jihadists put those 129 killed and 380 injured people down to the account of their conscience.

Vladimir Olenchenko, senior researcher at the Center for European Studies at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations:

'Now, the Islamic State sets itself up for a political force and tries to influence certain political processes in the region. In particular, we can witness it in Iraq, and in Syria. We witness their attempts to find some patrons. And entrance into the European ground, so to say, evidences that their activity is really of a professional nature. One can't say that it's a kind of amateur performance.

One needs decent funds and management to carry out everything they did in Paris.'