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    ISIL Social Media Shared Blessings to Fighters Hours Before Paris Attacks

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    Several Islamic State-affiliated accounts shared on social media images of weapons and blessings towards its members hours before the Paris attacks, media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Fox News television channel’s Sunday report, four credible ISIL accounts shared messages such as "God bless you in your mission" and "Support the deployment" just 72 hours before the Paris attacks.

    A soldier stands by victims in the10th district of Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.
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    A soldier stands by victims in the10th district of Paris, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.


    The accounts also shared images of weapons and the Eiffel Tower.

    The militants’ claims of responsibility for the attacks are being reviewed by the US intelligence, the channel reported.

    On Friday night, eight extremists wearing explosive belts attacked several venues across Paris, killing 129 people and injuring over 350 at restaurants, the Bataclan concert hall and in the vicinity of the Stade de France stadium. Responsibility for the attacks was claimed by the Islamic State militant group, operating in Syria and Iraq.

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