The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terror attacks in Paris that have left at least 127 people dead in multiple locations throughout the city.
French president Francois Hollande responded to the horrific spree, calling it “an act of war,” and vowing to hit back at militants. He also declared three days of national mourning for the country.
After coming out of a meeting with his main security advisors, Hollande said of the terror attacks:
“[They were] committed by a terrorist army, the Islamic State group, a jihadist army, against France, against the values that we defend everywhere in the world, against what we are: A free country that means something to the whole planet. France will be pitiless concerning the barbarity of [ISIS].”
In another move to protect the nation during a turbulent time, French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve granted local authorities the ability to impose curfews if needed, and also said that authorities are banning any and all public demonstrations for several more days in the wake of the tragedy.
Now, it seems as though France will begin searching for accomplices of the terrorists involved in carrying out the attack.
As this situation continues to unfold, and more news and reaction comes from its aftermath, our hearts and thoughts continue to be with all those in France suffering from this barbaric violence.
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