Islamic state organization says it sent eight suicide bombers to carefully selected targets in ‘crusader capital.’ Hollande declares war on the group.
An American woman is among at least 129 people killed in the terrorists attacks in Paris, three U.S. officials said. That news is among the first snippets of information about the background of people who lost their lives in Friday’s attacks. Earlier, the Belgian Foreign Ministry said at least two Belgians were among the dead.
The threat of ISIS is well-known, with the jihadist group’s atrocities in Syria and Iraq being met with condemnation and airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition that includes France.
But the scale and apparent coordination of Friday’s attacks inside the European Union, which comes on the heels of ISIS’ claim of taking down a Russian airliner in Egypt, represent an escalation of capabilities if confirmed.
In an online statement distributed by supporters Saturday, ISIS said eight militants wearing explosive belts and armed with machine guns attacked precisely selected areas in the French capital.
A Syrian passport was found near the body of an attacker outside one of the targeted sites, the Stade de France, according to a police source, CNN affiliate France 2 and other French media reported.
Hollande, who declared three days of national mourning, added that, “We will protect our citizens in this current state of emergency. I wish to praise the security forces who fought the terrorists.”
According to the ISIS message, the attacks included eight suicide bombers who donned explosive vests, and used automatic rifles in their attacks against carefully selected targets in the French capital. Concurrently, London’s Gatwick airport was evacuated as a “precaution” after a bomb threat.
The ISIS letter continued to say that, “France should know, and anyone who follows her path, that she will continue to be at the head of the Islamic State target list. Death will not pass by them as long as they continue to lead the crusader attacks. They dared insult our prophet and gloated about their war against Islam in France, and attacked the Muslims on the land of the caliphate with their plans,” The message said.
|“This invasion was the first of many and a warning to those who don’t want to learn their lesson,” the message concluded.|
“This invasion was the first of many and a warning to those who don’t want to learn their lesson,” the message concluded.
Source: Israel News, Ynetnews
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