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What Is Known About November 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks

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A year ago, on November 13, 2015, three coordinated groups of terrorists staged a series of attacks in Paris and the city’s northern suburb, Saint-Denis, which left 130 dead and over 350 wounded.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The attacks started soon after 9 p.m. local time (22:00 GMT). The first three explosions occurred outside Stade de France, a stadium in Saint-Denis. The jihadists detonated their suicide belts during a football game between France and Germany, which was attended by French President Francois Hollande.

The explosions occurred at two fast-food facilities and a bar located near the stadium. After the first two explosions, the president’s security service rushed him away from the stadium. The attacks in the vicinity of the sports facility resulted in deaths of three people.

© AP Photo / Christophe EnaSpectators invade the pitch of the Stade de France stadium after the international friendly soccer match between France and Germany in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
Spectators invade the pitch of the Stade de France stadium after the international friendly soccer match between France and Germany in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 - Sputnik International
Spectators invade the pitch of the Stade de France stadium after the international friendly soccer match between France and Germany in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

The second group of terrorists of at least three people attacked cafes and restaurants in northeastern Paris.

Shooting was first reported from the bar dubbed Le Carillon, where a man wearing a mask opened fire from a semi-automatic gun. Witnesses said the man then crossed the road and started shooting at the Le Petit Cambodge (Little Cambodia) restaurant.

Several minutes later, gunmen opened fire on diners in a cafe in the Canal Saint Martin neighborhood. Police later found a car peppered with bullets and an abandoned motorcycle there.

The next attack came at the La Casa Nostra pizzeria located near Le Carillon. Witnesses said a man attacked diners using a machine gun.

Other attacks were reported on the restaurant La Belle Equipe, south of the first two attacks. Witnesses said that two gunmen aimed fire at people who were sitting on the terrace of the restaurant.

The terrorists killed 18 people at La Belle Equipe, five at La Casa Nostra, and 14 at Le Carillon and Le Petit Cambodge.

Three other terrorists took the audience of up to 1,500 people in the Bataclan concert hall hostage, where a performance by the US rock group Eagles of Death Metal was underway. The terrorists took the audience hostage and opened fire. Some managed to escape via an emergency exit and the roof.

The French police stormed the concert hall after the commandos had contacted one of the attackers, who said they would not hold negotiations.

British musician Sting performs on stage at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. A concert by British pop legend Sting is marking the reopening of the Paris' Bataclan concert hall one year after suicidal jihadis turned it into a bloodbath and killed 90 revelers. - Sputnik International
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Police prefect Michel Cadot said the raid began at around 10 p.m. local time. One of the law enforcers killed a terrorist on the ground floor of the concert hall who was shooting at the hostages. Two other terrorists were upstairs and blew themselves up during the raid.

French officers from the Search and Intervention Brigade (Brigades de Recherche et d’Intervention or BRI) and RAID, a centralized unit that is used primarily for responding to large-scale terror incidents, conducted a joint operation at the Bataclan.

According to Cadot, the hostages whom terrorists had grouped around themselves in preparation for detonating their suicide belts managed to break out of the building during the police raid. The BRI unit ensured security at the scene. The operation lasted for three minutes.

In all, 89 people were killed at the Bataclan that night, including Nick Alexander, the Eagles of Death Metal’s merchandise manager. One more person who was wounded at the concert hall died on November 20.

According to Hollande, nationals of 19 countries were killed in the November attacks.

© AFP 2021 / Eric FefebergA picture taken on January 7, 2016 shows a woman standing in front of a makeshift memorial for the victims of Paris attacks at the Place de la Republique in Paris.
A picture taken on January 7, 2016 shows a woman standing in front of a makeshift memorial for the victims of Paris attacks at the Place de la Republique in Paris. - Sputnik International
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A picture taken on January 7, 2016 shows a woman standing in front of a makeshift memorial for the victims of Paris attacks at the Place de la Republique in Paris.
© AFP 2021 / JACQUES DEMARTHONForensic police search for evidences outside the La Belle Equipe cafe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, after a series of gun attacks occurred across the city. More than 100 people were killed in a mass hostage-taking at a Paris concert hall and many more were feared dead in a series of bombings and shootings, as France declared a national state of emergency
Forensic police search for evidences outside the La Belle Equipe cafe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, after a series of gun attacks occurred across the city. More than 100 people were killed in a mass hostage-taking at a Paris concert hall and many more were feared dead in a series of bombings and shootings, as France declared a national state of emergency - Sputnik International
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Forensic police search for evidences outside the La Belle Equipe cafe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, after a series of gun attacks occurred across the city. More than 100 people were killed in a mass hostage-taking at a Paris concert hall and many more were feared dead in a series of bombings and shootings, as France declared a national state of emergency
© REUTERS / Philippe WojazerFrench policeman assists a blood-covered victim near the Bataclan concert hall following attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015
French policeman assists a blood-covered victim near the Bataclan concert hall following attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015 - Sputnik International
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French policeman assists a blood-covered victim near the Bataclan concert hall following attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015
© AFP 2021 / PIERRE CONSTANT Soldiers walk in front of an ambulance as rescue workers evacuate victims near La Belle Equipe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on Paris on November 14, 2015
Soldiers walk in front of an ambulance as rescue workers evacuate victims near La Belle Equipe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on Paris on November 14, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Soldiers walk in front of an ambulance as rescue workers evacuate victims near La Belle Equipe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on Paris on November 14, 2015
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A picture taken on January 7, 2016 shows a woman standing in front of a makeshift memorial for the victims of Paris attacks at the Place de la Republique in Paris.
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Forensic police search for evidences outside the La Belle Equipe cafe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, after a series of gun attacks occurred across the city. More than 100 people were killed in a mass hostage-taking at a Paris concert hall and many more were feared dead in a series of bombings and shootings, as France declared a national state of emergency
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French policeman assists a blood-covered victim near the Bataclan concert hall following attacks in Paris, France, November 14, 2015
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Soldiers walk in front of an ambulance as rescue workers evacuate victims near La Belle Equipe, rue de Charonne, at the site of an attack on Paris on November 14, 2015

After the spike in violence, the Paris Metro suspended service on lines which run through the city’s districts where the attacks had been committed.

The Daesh terrorist group, outlawed in Russia among other countries, claimed responsibility for the November acts of violence. The day after the terrorist attacks hit Paris, the group released a video without a date, threatening more assaults if France continued to bomb militants’ positions.

On the night of November 14, Hollande made a decision to declare a state of emergency throughout the country and to reintroduce border passport control. French authorities also mobilized at the highest level the country’s law enforcement and the military to ensure security in Paris following the attacks.

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After the acts of violence, the Belgian government imposed checks on the border with France, at all airports and railway stations.

On November 14, the French president signed an order declaring three days of national mourning. At the same time, the Paris City Hall announced the closing of administrative departments in all the capital’s arrondissements as well as schools, museums, libraries, swimming pools and food markets. Public events were also canceled that day. The Eiffel Tower, one of the main tourist attractions of France, was also closed to the public.

A number of sports events that were due to held in France in the middle of November, including the Trophee Eric Bompard ISU Grand Prix figure skating competition, were also canceled.

© AP Photo / Philippe WojazerFrench President Francois Hollande delivers his speech during a ceremony to honor the 130 victims killed in the Nov. 13 attacks, in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.
French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech during a ceremony to honor the 130 victims killed in the Nov. 13 attacks, in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. - Sputnik International
French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech during a ceremony to honor the 130 victims killed in the Nov. 13 attacks, in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.

On November 15, Notre Dame de Paris cathedral hosted a funeral service in memory of those killed during the string of terrorist attacks and honoring their family members.

The Paris City Prosecutor’s Office opened a terrorist-related murder case dealing with six incidents. An investigation revealed that some masterminds and perpetrators of terrorist attacks in Paris, such as Salah Abdesalam, Ibrahim Abdeslam and Najim Laachraoui, had links to Belgium.

The Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement that it had launched a probe in connection with the terrorist attacks after the death of Belgian citizens in Paris, and that it was acting on four letters of request from French authorities. The French requests were linked with a Belgian-registered and hired car found near the Bataclan.

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Investigators have identified a number of perpetrators and masterminds of the deadly attacks, including French citizens Bilal Hadfi, Samy Amimour, Ismael Omar Mostefai and Foued Mohamed Aggad among others. A number of them had already broken France’s legislation and had been detained by country’s law enforcers before the attacks. The list of attackers included names of people, who had visited the crisis-torn Syria before the attacks.

The investigation also showed that several jihadists related to the November acts of violence had also been involved in the attacks in Brussels in March 2016 that killed over 30 people and injured more than 300.

On November 8, it was revealed that the Belgian secret services conducting an investigation into the Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks had identified their supposed coordinator. According to media reports, he is a Belgian jihadist known as Oussama Ahmad Atar. It was reported that Atar had coordinated the terrorists’ moves from a location in Syria. Earlier, this was also found by the French investigators.

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