French president Francois Hollande calls it an “act of war”. ISIS has claimed responsibility this morning for yesterday’s attack in France that left more than 125 people dead and wounded 200 others, some critically. As many as 80 were killed inside a concert hall. There were eight attackers at several sites in the city; seven of them died by suicide bomb. In its message this morning ISIS said “France and those who follow its path must know they remain the principle targets of the Islamic State”.
While the Eiffel Tower in Paris went dark last night to mourn the loss of life, other landmarks around the world, including Toronto’s CN Tower, Sydney’s Opera House and new York’s 1WTC were lit up in the colours of the French flag to show support for the French people.