Online Issue 6: 11/25/15
Summary: Paris Attacks
//South Eugene theater displays a light show honoring those lost in france
On Friday, Nov. 13, six locations between France and Belgium were attacked by terrorists, leaving 128 dead and more than 352 wounded. The terrorist group ISIS has taken responsibility for these attacks, which are being regarded as the worst violence against France since World War II. The Islamic state saw France as a “capital of prostitution and obscenity,” according to encrypted messages sent between leaders of the terrorist group.
The sound of the first suicide bomb rang through the Stade de France around 9:20 p.m. Friday night. The first attack resulted in only one fatality, and the soccer match between France and Germany tentatively continued for about 20 more minutes. Two more suicide bombs were detonated throughout the Stade de France and by around 9:40 p.m., most fans had fled the stadium in horror.
Five additional sites were attacked Friday, including a Cambodian restaurant and the Bataclan concert hall, where American rock band Eagles of Death Metal were performing. French and Belgian authorities took suspects into custody Saturday, Nov. 14 for questioning. Mastermind of the attack, Abdelhamid Abaaoud was shot dead in a Saint-Denis apartment early Wednesday morning. Nine other key suspects of the massacre are now being detained by French authorities.