Live updates: ISIS claims responsibility for #ParisAttacks ...Over 120 Dead
14 November 201511:56 GMT
Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano says border control have been tightened since the terror attacks in Paris.
- 11:33 GMT
Syrian President Bashar Assad has said Western support for insurgents in Syria fuelled the “expansion of terror” abroad, state media reported.
- 11:16 GMT
RT’s Peter Oliver, who flew in from Berlin to Paris this morning, said there was “no more security than I would have expected.”
However, getting into the center of Paris proved harder.
“I was asked to show documents on most occasions,” he said.
Oliver describes the mood of the people in the French capital as “defiant” and “somber,” saying he saw people in the streets shouting, “Freedom! We will always be free!”
- 11:02 GMT
The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed at least 127 people in Paris. In an official statement the group said its fighters, armed with suicide bomb belts and machine guns, carried out the terror strikes at various locations they had pinpointed in the heart of the French capital.
- 10:49 GMT
Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov has said Russia will implement transport safety measures across the country following the terrorist attacks in Paris, RIA Novosti reported. The head of Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia, Aleksandr Neradko, says authorities are considering restrictions on flights from Moscow to Paris.
- 10:47 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said the Paris attacks "justify" the need to combat Islamic State and Al-Nusra.
"There is no justification for terrorist acts and no justification for us not [to do] much more to defeat ISIS, Al-Nusra and the like," Lavrov told reporters ahead of a meeting with his US counterpart John Kerry and United Nations special envoy Steffan de Mistura.
- 10:22 GMT
President Francois Hollande has announced three days of state mourning for the victims of the attacks.
- 10:21 GMT
Syrian President Bashar Assad has condemned the attacks, saying this “savage terror” was what his country has endured for years, state media reported.
"What France suffered from savage terror is what the Syrian people have been enduring for over five years," Assad was quoted as saying on state media and Lebanese TV station al Mayadeen.
- 09:56 GMT
A day after gunmen killed at least 120 people in Paris, Islamic State has released an undated video threatening to attack France if bombings of its fighters continue. A bearded Arabic-speaking militant warns in the footage that as long as bombings go on, there will be no peace. The group's foreign media arm, Al-Hayat Media Centre, made the threat through a militant, calling on French Muslims to carry out attacks, according to Reuters.
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