Friday night, in the center of Paris, hundreds of people were gunned down as they enjoyed the warm November weather, ate dinner or took in a show. At this point, 129 have died. In a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, Islamic State promised more horror to come and called France a “capital of prostitution and obscenity.”
A day after the tragedy, the global community has come together to condemn the violence and to pay tribute to those lost. Cities around the world lit local monuments with the colors of the French flag. And in cities in Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain and more, people gathered at French embassies to lay flowers, light candles and stand for moments of silence.
A manhunt is underway in Europe on Sunday for at least one person who authorities say may have been “directly involved” in the series of attacks in Paris. France also launched “massive” air strikes on the Islamic State group’s de-facto capital in Syria Sunday night, destroying a jihadi training camp and a munitions dump in the city of Raqqa, where Iraqi intelligence officials say the attacks on Paris were planned.
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