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The fact the attacks in Paris all happened within 30 minutes suggested it was long-planned and there was some kind of command and control structure, according to Michael Weiss, co-author of "ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror."
Witness describes concert 'bloodbath'
"That's not to say it's coming out of ISIS headquarters in Raqqa," he told CNN. "One of the things to keep in mind is the that the caliphate has expanded in a way that many have not foreseen. It's not necessarily taking up more terrain in Syria and Iraq, but it is getting these affiliates -- getting these sleepers -- essentially to declare allegiance and to conduct their own operations."
According to Sexton, there will be a "quite a response" from France. "They're already done airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. They'll go with more of that I think. There's also a U.S. presence on the ground in Syria -- that will likely increase."