What Did The Paris Attackers Say? Reports On Their Words Are Coming In
Update: French police confirmed a total of six attacks in Paris, including two suicide attacks and one bombing near the Stade de France, as well as attacks at the Bataclan concert hall and a restaurant. French news outlets reported that police launched an assault on the Bataclan concert hall, where gunmen were holding 100 hostages. According to The Guardian, eight attackers are dead, several of whom died after detonating suicide belts. Authorities have reported that the number of fatalities has reached at least 120. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks; President Hollande agrees it was the terror group.
Earlier: According to the AP, multiple shootings and explosions occurred in Paris on Friday night, with at least 60 casualties, dozens of injuries, and a hostage situation reported. The attacks appear to be connected, but this has not yet been confirmed by authorities.
Although the gunmen have yet to be identified, according to Variety, reports are surfacing that the shooters yelled, "This is for Syria, this is for Syria!" before the attack. Fox News also reported witnesses hearing the same phrase shouted by a gunman at the attack of Le Petit Cambodge, a Cambodian restaurant in the 10th arrondissement.
AFB also reported the attacker yelling, "Allahu akbar" before firing into the crowd.