As widely reported, a number of attacks in multiple locations within Paris has taken the lives of approximately 127 people and injuring nearly a hundred more, though figures seem to vary still among differing news outlets.

For example according to Le Parisien, ‘at least 128 people were killed and 192 injured including 79 in serious condition.’

Eight attackers were allegedly killed, seven by way of suicide devices adorned by the attackers. Nearly all the attacks took place within the centre of  Paris at the following locations: Le Carillon bar, Le Petit Cambodge restaurant, Casa Nostra restaurant, La Belle Equipe, Stade de France and the Bataclan concert hall.

Paris Le Petit

Le Petit Cambodge restaurant

Paris carillon

Le Carillon bar

Paris Casa Nostra

Casa Nostra restaurant

Paris Bataclan

Bataclan concert hall

Paris La Belle

La Belle Equipe

Paris Stade de France

Stade de France

IS have claimed responsibility for the attacks releasing an audio & text statement on the 14 November 2015 claiming the ‘blessed attacks’ were against ‘crusader France’ in retaliation for airstrikes against Muslims in Syria.

France recently approved military action in Syria and began dropping ordnance against IS targets in September 2015.

  • IS audio statement regarding attacks in Paris, France taken from a pro IS website (14 Nov 2015):

IS audio 1

IS audio

  • IS statement taken from a pro IS website (14 Nov 2015):

IS France attacks

  • French version of IS statement taken from a pro IS website (14 Nov 2015):

IS France attacks french version

  • English version of IS statement taken from a pro IS website (14 Nov 2015):

IS France attacks English version

It is not clear who the attackers were, if they were French citizens or foreign assailants. According to some reports a Syrian passport was found on or near one of the bodies although this would seem slightly strange and some initial reports may not be accurate.

It is to be noted also that the latest attacks will have indirect political ramifications, existing right and far right nationalist sentiment will increase and associated political groups will continue to gain support within France such as the National Front. This helps to further polarize society against Muslims that IS and other groups can capitalise on.

This post will be updated as more information is made available by main stream media outlets and IS supporters.

UPDATE (15 Nov 2015):

It is now believed that 132 civilians have died and approximately 350 injured, many critically following the 13 November 2015 attacks.

Belgian police issued an international arrest warrant for Salah Abdeslam on the 15 November 2015, the 26 year old is suspected of taking part in the Paris attacks and currently on the run. Police believe he rented the car the attackers used to drive to the Bataclan concert hall in which at least 89 people were killed on Friday evening.

France attacker

He is allegedly one of three brothers involved in the attacks while French native Ismael Omar Mostefai has also been named as an attacker who died, apparently identified by fingers found at one of the locations in which an attack took place.

UPDATE (16 Nov 2015):

Latest information regarding Paris attackers so far below:

Salah Abdeslam, 26 – attacker still on the run.

Mohammed Abdeslam – reportedly arrested in Belgium then released without charge.

Brahim Abdeslam, 31 – attacker who died near Bataclan concert hall.

Omar Ismail Mostefai, 29 – attacker who died in attack on Bataclan hall.

Bilal Hadfi, 20 – attacker who died at Stade de France.

Ahmad Almohammad – attacker blew himself up.

Samy Amimour – attacker blew himself up.

Below is one of the alleged passports found near the Stade de France in Paris belonging to Syrian national Ahmad Almohammad who apparently blew himself up.

France attacker

A number of arrests have been made and a large amount of weapons have allegedly been seized including an RPG.

UPDATE (18 Nov 2015):

Latest information regarding Paris attackers so far below:

An apartment in a northern suburb of Paris, Saint Denis, was raided in the early hours of the morning, lasting several hours and reulted in the arrest of seven individuals.

Fench suspect 1

Unidentified suspect arrested.

One suspect was killed by alleged sniper fire and a female suspect detonated a suicide device after allegedly charging at police.

A police dog named Diesel was killed and five RAID police officers injured during the assault accordning to reports.

The suspect thought to be the planner of the 13 November 2015 attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaou, was thought to be at the address raided in the morning from phones found at the scene of the previous recent attacks. His current status has not been confirmed.

All 129 fatalities of the attack in Paris have now been identified according to French officials.

The confirmed 13 November 2015 attackers are as follows:

  • Ahmad Al Mohammad, 25 (unconfirmed), detonated a suicide device at the Stade de France.

Ahmed al Mohammad

  • Sami Amimour, 28, detonated a suicide device at the Bataclan music hall.
  • Bilal Hadfi, 20, detonated a suicide device at the Stade de France.

Bilal Hadfi

  • Omar Ismail Mostefai, 29, detonated a suicide device at the Bataclan concert hall.
  • Salah Abdeslam, 26, still on the run.

Saleh Abdelsalam

UPDATE (09 Dec 2015):

Latest information regarding Paris attackers so far below:

  • Ahmad Al Mohammad, 25 (unconfirmed), detonated a suicide device at the Stade de France.

Ahmed al Mohammad

  • Sami Amimour, 28, detonated a suicide device at the Bataclan music hall after shooting and killing civilians.

France attacker 3

  • Bilal Hadfi, 20, detonated a suicide device at the Stade de France.

Bilal Hadfi

  • Omar Ismail Mostefai, 29, detonated a suicide device at the Bataclan concert hall after shooting and killing civilians.

France attacker 4

  • Brahim Abdeslam, 31, detonated a suicide device at the Comptoir Voltaire café after shooting and killing civilians.

France attacker 7

  • Foued Mohamed-Aggad, 26, detonated a suicide device at the Bataclan concert hall after shooting and killing civilians.

France attacker 2

  • Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 28, killed in a raid on a flat by Police five days after the attack in Paris. He shot and killed civilians in bars and restaurants.

France attacker 5

  • M al-Mahmod, unkown age, detonated a suicide device at the Stade de France.

France attacker 8

  • Salah Abdeslam, 26, still on the run.

Saleh Abdelsalam

  • Mohamed Abrini, 26, still on the run.

France attacker 6

  • Hasna Aitboulahcen, killed in a raid on a flat by Police five days after the attack in Paris.
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