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We are At War Says Hollande, Abaaoud Presumed Dead

Shooting broke out in a northern suburb of Paris during an anti-terrorist police operation. 

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French soldiers and policemen patrol in Saint-Denis near an apartment that was under seige in the area where suspected jihadists were hiding. (Photo: AP)

France and Russia Target ISIS Strongholds

France and Russia have carried out co-ordinated airstrikes targetting ISIS weapons depots, barracks and checkpoints in Syria.

5:55 PM , 18 Nov

Hollande Speaks After Saint Denis Raid

President Hollande made a statement after the Saint Denis raid and said,

These actions confirm to us once again that we are at war, a war against terrorism.
5:41 PM , 18 Nov

All in all, more than a 100 soldiers and police personnel were involved in the pre-dawn operation targeted at the suspects of the Paris attack. By early morning, that number had swelled as this video from Ruptly shows.

5:45 PM , 18 Nov

A video put out by has footage from the neighbourhood where the raid was conducted.

4:51 PM , 18 Nov

Anti-Terror Raids a Success: French Interior Minister

French official addresses the media after Saint Denis siege.(Screebgrab Courtesy: CNN-IBN) 
French official addresses the media after Saint Denis siege.(Screebgrab Courtesy: CNN-IBN) 

Bernard Cazeneuve, French Interior Minister addresed the media after the Saint Denis raid and confirmed that the siege had ended. He added that 5 policemen had been injured in the siege, 2 suspects killed and 7 arrested. He added that French authorities are unable to provide IDs of the suspects yet, reports CNN.

CNN added that the Paris Attack mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud was the target of the attack.

AFP retweed its correspondent who put out the following tweet.


Published: 18 Nov 2015, 11:05 AM IST
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