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Tracking terror: Late night Paris raids reveal sophisticated network




Armed police officers take up positions in Saint Denis, a northern suburb ofParis, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Authorities in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis are telling residents to stay inside during a large police operation near France's national stadium that two officials say is linked to last week's deadly attacks. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Armed police officers take up positions in Saint Denis, a northern suburb ofParis, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Authorities in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis are telling residents to stay inside during a large police operation near France's national stadium that two officials say is linked to last week's deadly attacks. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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French counterterrorism forces stormed an apartment in a Parisian suburb just after four in the morning local time. 

When authorities entered, a woman inside the flat triggered a suicide blast. When another man tried to flee, he was cut down by snipers. 

Police arrested at least seven people before the end of the night. 

In the wake of last week's mass attacks in Paris, authorities are in a race against time to track terror cells and prevent more attacks. But Errol Southers, a counterterrorism expert at USC, says the recent raids reveal some troubling details about the capabilities of the extremist network, and that American officials should take notice. 

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