The new, dramatic numbers of the terrorist attacks are 127 dead and 192 injured, 80 of whom are in serious conditions.
Bataclan is the place where the greatest number of victims was recorded, according to the special forces of the police who have made a blitz, in an attempt to free people who were held hostages by the terrorists, three of whom died. “There are dead bodies everywhere” wrote on a social network a witness who survived the carnage.
A first goal was achieved by the attacks that yesterday night have covered Paris in blood: the Iranian President Rohani has put off his trip to Europe, whose first stop would have been Rome today. On November 16 and 17 he was supposed to be in Paris, – tell official sources in Tehran. Rohani has also condemned the attacks in Paris, defining them as “inhuman crimes”.
“Paris is burning” wrote some ISIS supporters on Twitter, adding that “now it is up to Rome, London and Washington”. The Islamic State claimed the massacre, calling it “Paris’ 9/11”. “Remember, remember November 14 – recites the note of the Caliphate – do not forget that day, as the Americans forgot September 11. France sends its planes every day in Syria and bombards children and elderly. Today it drinks from the same chalice”.
Hollande visited the Ministry of the Interior for an emergency meeting with the minister, Bernard Cazeneuve. The places of the shoot-outs are all near Place de Republique, close to the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the newspaper which was the scene of a terrorist attack of Islamic background at beginning of this year.
The city is armored, gatherings are banned, even those meant to express solidarity with the victims. It is estimated that some terrorists are still free and armed. It is man hunt.