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(CNN) – Police confirmed Monday afternoon that gunman Man Haron Monis seems to have acted alone in the Sydney siege, but there are clear signs that Islamic extremism may have motivated his actions.
Jake Tapper, CNN Terror Analyst Paul Cruickshank and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discuss the difficulty of disrupting "lone-wolf" attacks.
CNN's Tom Foreman examines how a lone gunman was able to hold hostages for hours in a Sydney cafe.
(CNN) – The hostage standoff in Sydney has ended but it is yet another example of what keeps law enforcement officials awake at night: the "lone-wolf" scenario.
Sympathizers of an extremist ideology become radicalized and take it upon themselves to carry out attacks in the name of jihad.
CNN’s Jim Sciutto reports on the challenges intelligence services face in the fight to guard against would-be "lone-wolf" attackers.
(CNN) – Man Haron Monis had a well known criminal history and openly displayed extremist views. Was there anything that could have been done to stop him?
(CNN) – A brazen act of terror in the heart of downtown Sydney had law enforcement officials on high alert on Monday.
Two hostages are confirmed dead, with four others in the hospital.
The gunman, an Islamic extremist and criminal known to law enforcement, was killed at the scene.
SBS World News Australia’s Kathy Novak reports.