At least four of the Paris attackers were listed in a central counter-terrorism database maintained by the US intelligence community, five US officials said on Thursday.
At least one and possibly more of the attackers was also on a more selective US “no fly list”, three of the officials said, though they would not provide a specific number. In co-ordinated attacks in Paris last Friday, 129 people were killed and more than 300 were wounded. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the worst violence in France since World War 2.
The US officials said four of the attackers who have been publicly named by France were listed before the attacks in TIDE, a central, highly classified database of raw information maintained by the National Counterterrorism Centre (NCTC), a division of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. They did not name those who were listed in TIDE. Read more