Early on Wednesday morning, residents of the Saint-Denis suburb in Paris woke up to the sounds of more gunfire and explosions - as police raided homes searching for suspects.

Among the targets, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of Friday's attacks which killed at least 129 and wounded hundreds more.

Two suspects were killed in the raid, while eight suspects were arrested.

What do the raids tell us about intelligence failures in Europe?

And what about the communities where the suspects were holed up?

Presenter: Nick Clark


Martin Reardon; Senior Vice President of the Soufan Group, a New York-based security and intelligence consultancy.

Julien Theron; Political Scientist and Analyst at the University of Versailles and Paris.

Yasser Louati; Spokesman for the Collective Against Islamophobia in France and a human rights activist.

Zahed Amanullah; Senior Programme Manager at the Institute of Strategic Dialogue.

Source: Al Jazeera