The French capital was rocked Friday night by a series of coordinated terrorist attacks perpetrated by suicide bombers and gunmen armed with Kalashnikov automatic rifles; French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency and closed the country's borders as the death toll continued to rise.
Saturday morning victims and survivors of the attacks in Paris were taken to the ballroom of the 11th district's town hall, where a special facility has been set up.
Police cordon at a Cambodian restaurant in the 10th arrondissement in Paris, where one of the Friday attacks took place, has not been lifted, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports. Police continue their work at the site, which as about one kilometer away from the Bataclan concert hall.
Earlier, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported that police lifted the wide cordon around the Bataclan concert hall after a hostage situation at the club was resolved.
"The two leaders pledged to work together, and with nations around the world, to defeat the scourge of terrorism," the White House said in a statement.
The carrier is offering free flight changes to passengers who are not willing to travel on November 13-15.
Eight terrorists are dead after the Friday deadly attacks in Paris, which took the lives of over 150 people, BFM TV reports.
Earlier reports said that 7 terrorists died. Three of them reportedly blew themselves up at the Bataclan music venue.
Attackers held hostages at the concert hall, where around 100 people died on Friday.
French police are hot on trial for accomplices of suspected in commiting terrorist attacks in Paris.
Head of Paris police says that all attackers are believed to be dead.
Paris police say attackers at Paris rock venue blew themselves up with suicide belts as police approached.
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is not going to release information at this time on Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, a CIA press officer told Sputnik.
"Nothing to share at this time," the CIA press officer said on Friday night.
A series to terrorist attacks took Place in the French capital on Friday, in which about 150 people were killed, according to media reports. The New York Police Department announced earlier that US law enforcement officers are assisting French police in the investigation into the terrorist attacks
Paris hospital personnel are showing up to work "of their own accord," according to French media.
Four French police officers were killed during the hostage raid at the Bataclan theater, according to French media.
One witness said that an attacker mentioned the French military's actions in Syria, according to AFP.
Three of those attackers were killed at the concert hall, sight of the hostage situation. An unknown number of attackers are still at large.
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President Hollande said all available forces were mobilized in response to the attacks.
While Eurostar will continue services on Saturday, it has offered free exchange for any who do not wish to travel following the attacks.
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— Herald de Paris (@HeralddeParis) November 14, 2015
The president will meet with his defense council at 9am.
— Angelique Chrisafis (@achrisafis) November 14, 2015
Earlier, authorities said three terrorists had been killed at the Bataclan concert hall, scene of the hostage situation.
Belgium has imposed new checks along its French border, as well as on incoming air and rail services, according to a government spokesman.
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Due to the security concerns, the airline has halted flights to the French capital until further notice.
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According to the French Interior Ministry, 1,500 soldiers are being deployed to Paris to address security concerns.
Paris' deputy estimates that as many as 118 people were killed during the Bataclan hostage situation, as well as three of the attackers.
According to Reuters, flights and rail services within the country will continue.
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Following the end of the siege, the French president is currently on his way to the Bataclan theater.
French authorities estimate as many as 100 people killed in concert hall attack
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French President Hollande will hold an emergency meeting with his defense council at 9am, according to local media.
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French President Francois Hollande will no longer attend the upcoming G20 in Turkey due to security concerns, according to Agence France-Presse.
Media reports that between 15 and 20 hostages were killed inside the concert hall.
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Two terrorists have been killed by French authorities, according to Reuters
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) November 13, 2015
RIA News reports that one of the attacks has been apprehended.
More hostages remain inside, however
At least seven separate attacks have occurred across the French authorities.
Hostages who have managed to escape the concert hall describe between 6 and 8 terrorists who executed people in cold blood, according to CNN.
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Local media reports that the police have just stormed the Bataclan theater where hostages are being held.
Five additional explosions have been reported inside the Bataclan theater, according to Reuters.
Witnesses describe hearing automatic gunfire inside the building where hostages are being held, as well "muffled" bangs.
Patrols have been enhanced outside of the US Capitol building, though there is no known threat.
French police have confirmed reports that there were two suicide attacks near the Paris stadium, as well as one bombing.
Hostages inside the building are saying that hostages are being killed one by one.
Sputnik France correspondent Kseniya Lukyanova spoke to witnesses who said they were having dinner in nearby restaurants and cafes when they started hearing gunfire.
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences and said that Russia was ready to assist in the investigation.
For the first time since the occupation, a curfew has been declared in the French capital.
French borders have been closed and the military is patrolling the streets of the capital.
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