Iraq warned of an imminent assault by ISIS before the Paris attacks
Senior Iraqi intelligence officials had warned coalition countries of imminent assaults by the Islamic State group just one day before Friday's deadly attacks in Paris. Iraqi intelligence had sent a dispatch saying the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had ordered an attack on coalition countries fighting against them as well as on Iran and Russia. The attack was ordered through bombings or assassinations or hostage taking in the coming days. The senior French security official told AP that the dispatch said the Iraqis had no specific details on
when or where the attack would take place. Two officials told the AP that France was warned beforehand.