Keyword: terrorist attacks
The work stolen last year from the Bataclan music hall in Paris, and which depicted a young female figure with a mournful expression, created as a tribute to the 90 victims of the 2015 Islamic State group terrorist attack at the venue, has been found in a farmhouse in the Abruzzo region of Italy.
Several ceremonies were held in Paris on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks in and around the capital on the evening of November 13th 2015, when 130 people died in a wave of shootings and bombings carried out by jihadists from the so-called Islamic State group.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday visited the sites of shootings and suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group which left 130 people dead and more than 400 injured on the evening of November 13th 2015, accompanied by his predecessor François Hollande and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo.
President François Hollande on Sunday unveiled plaques at sites across the capital where 130 people died and hundreds of others were wounded on the evening of November 13th 2015 during gun and suicide bomb attacks by the Islamic State jihadist group, including at the Bataclan music hall which reopened on Saturday with a concert by Sting.
Security will be especially tight at the official fan zone at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where up to 90,000 fans at a time can assemble.
A French jihadist who enrolled in Syria with the al-Nusra Front, allied to al-Qaeda, speaks here about the reasons he left for the war-torn country, his life on the ground and what happened when he returned to France where he is now due to be tried on charges of helping to prepare a terrorist attack. In this, his first interview, the young Muslim convert tells Feriel Alouti: “I don’t minimize what I did but was I a threat to France at any given moment? I went there to help Syrians, not to kill French people”.
A Paris court is to rule later this month whether a photographer breached personal privacy rules by taking a harrowing photo of a Bataclan theatre victim.
French national Salah Abdeslam, 26, wanted for his part in the November attacks that left 130 dead, was wounded during his arrest in Molenbeek area of Brussels.
Algerian Mohamed Belkaid, 35, was shot dead in a gun battle in Brussels with Belgian and French police, while two other men escaped.
President Hollande confirmed four French deaths among the 18 people killed by gunmen in an attack claimed by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
France launches recruitment drive for 12,000 extra reservists to help with security operations around the country following 2015 terrorist attacks.
France's brand of secularism coexists uneasily with Islamic traditions, making workplace negotiations on religious practice especially difficult.
Jesse Hughes, who performs in Paris with the band three months after Bataclan massacre, said 'until nobody has guns everybody has to have them'.
The claim made in jihadist group's magazine Dabiq raised speculation the two men may have been suicide bombers who targeted Stade de France.