Paris Attacks

France marks one year since the Paris terror attacks

Nov 14, 2016
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Adeline Sire

It was a somber day here in Paris, but people stood patiently in the cold rain on Sunday to remember the 130 lives lost last year.

French President Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo unveiled commemorative plaques at every location that was targeted in coordinated attacks last year — from the national stadium to the terraces of cafes and restaurants and the Bataclan theater.

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday called for the U.S. to send more troops to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State.

"This is the war of our time," the former Florida governor said at the Citadel five days after Islamic State militants attacked Paris and killed 129 people.

"Radical Islamic terrorists have declared war on the western world. Their aim is our total destruction. We can't withdraw from this threat, or negotiate with it. We have but once choice: to defeat it."

A huge and violent police operation in the Saint-Denis suburb of Paris is over. At least two people are dead and eight people were arrested, in an operation that authorities say stopped a terrorist cell that could have attacked again.

According to François Molins, chief prosecutor of France, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who police believe orchestrated the attacks on Paris, may have been in one of the apartments targeted by the raid.

Bob Self / AP via Miami Herald

Florida is reexamining its Syrian refugee policy following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday that left 129 dead and hundreds of others injured.

On Monday, in a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and U.S. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, Gov. Rick Scott announced he would be opposing the resettling of 425 Syrians to Florida. 

John Raoux / AP

Speaking to Florida Republicans in the wake of a series of deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, GOP candidates for the White House largely stuck Saturday to foreign policy on the second day of the state party's "Sunshine Summit" event.

South Florida Grieves After Paris Attacks

Nov 15, 2015
Audrey Armitage

In the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, the French consul held a vigil in Brickell on Saturday. Roughly 40 people gathered at the consulate with candles and flowers to mourn those killed during Friday’s attacks. Shock and deep sadness permeated the scene.

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Originally published on November 14, 2015 10:05 pm

 

Updated at 9:30 p.m. ET

 

As Paris assesses the full toll of Friday night's terrorist attacks that hit six locations in and around the city, here's what we know so far:

The Victims

The attacks that began around 9:20 p.m. local time killed 129 people, French officials say, and left at least 352 more wounded — with 99 of them in critical condition. The victims were attacked at several sites across the French capital:

Paris Attacks: What We Know On Saturday

Nov 14, 2015

Updated at 9:30 p.m. ET

As Paris assesses the full toll of Friday night's terrorist attacks that hit six locations in and around the city, here's what we know so far:

The Victims

The attacks that began around 9:20 p.m. local time killed 129 people, French officials say, and left at least 352 more wounded — with 99 of them in critical condition. The victims were attacked at several sites across the French capital:

Miami-Dade Officials React To Attacks In Paris

Nov 14, 2015
Marsha Halper / Miami Herald

In the hours after the deadliest attacks in France since World War II, South Florida officials are reacting to the killings that French President François Hollande has called “an act of war.”

 

The death toll reached 127 people as of Saturday morning, with 300 others hospitalized, according to the New York Times. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. CBS News is reporting that the U.S. State Department has confirmed there are Americans among the injured.

 

The death toll in a coordinated and ruthless attack on six different targets in and around Paris has risen to 129, with 352 people injured, according to Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. He added that 99 people were critically wounded.

Speaking nearly 24 hours after the start of Friday night's attacks, Molins outlined the sequence of the attacks, and said investigators had traced records related to one of the vehicles they used to Belgium, where three arrests were made.

Witness: 'There Was Sadness In Every Eye'

Nov 14, 2015
Sasha Ott

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sacha Ott, 25, is a software engineer from France who lives in Paris.

I will try to explain to you how I lived yesterday night. I was at the France stadium with two of my friends to see the France-Germany soccer match. I took the picture you see of the three of us at 9 p.m. 

A few minutes after the match started, a loud sound happened. It seemed just below us. Then there was a second one and a more distant one after that. At the moment, I thought it was okay, it was probably a firecracker set off by fans. 

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Bloody Attack On Paris

Nov 14, 2015
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The morning after gunmen and explosions left at least 128 people dead and hundreds more wounded in Paris, ISIS has released a statement claiming responsibility for the attacks, according to jihadist-monitoring group SITE Intelligence.

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A series of attacks in Paris dealt France its deadliest blow in decades. President François Hollande on Saturday blamed ISIS for the terrorist attacks calling the near-simultaneous acts that killed more than 120 people an "act of war."

The death toll in a coordinated and ruthless attack on six different targets in and around Paris has risen to 129, with 352 people injured, according to Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. He added that 99 people were critically wounded.

Speaking nearly 24 hours after the start of Friday night's attacks, Molins outlined the sequence of the attacks, and said investigators had traced records related to one of the vehicles they used to Belgium, where three arrests were made.

Witness: 'There was sadness in every eye'

Nov 14, 2015
Sasha Ott

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sacha Ott, 25, is a software engineer from France who lives in Paris.

I will try to explain to you how I lived yesterday night. I was at the France stadium with two of my friends to see the France-Germany soccer match. At 9 p.m., you would have seen the three of us smiling, in our element. 

A few minutes after the match started, a loud sound happened. It seemed just below us. Then there was a second one and a more distant one after that. At the moment, I thought it was okay, it was probably a firecracker set off by fans. 

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