What Questions Do You Have About the Paris and Beirut Attacks?

People run after hearing what is believed to be explosions or gun shots near Place de la Republique square in Paris on November 13, 2015. (Dominique Faget / Getty) ( )
Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.


On Friday, multiple attacks in the French capital killed 129 people, while 43 were killed in the Lebanese capital the day before. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for both attacks, and France has vowed a “merciless” response against the terrorist group.

You’ve seen no shortage of news coverage around the attacks, by us and other outlets. Our hope at The Atlantic is to offer context and answers where possible. Here’s a roundup of our coverage over the weekend, and here’s the latest on the Paris attacks, last updated at 10:59 a.m.

But tell us: What are we overlooking? What questions do you have about the ISIS attacks in Paris and Beirut? Send them to us here.