At the identical time, ISIS threatened the United States that it could be subsequent.
“I swear to God, as we struck France in its stronghold Paris, we will strike America in its stronghold, Washington,” an ISIS fighter declared in a video released Monday.
The speech, and ISIS’ newest threat, came as police scoured France and Belgium in a hunt for suspects in Friday’s brutal attacks, which left at least 129 dead and 352 wounded.
In a rare speech to a joint session of parliament, Hollande urged lawmakers to approve a 3-month extension of the nation’s state of emergency, new laws that would enable authorities to strip the citizenship from French-born terrorists and provisions generating it less complicated to deport suspected terrorists.
He also proposed adding 5,000 positions to the country’s national paramilitary police force and stated he would not propose cuts in the nation’s defense spending until at least 2019.
He mentioned France would intensify its attacks on ISIS and referred to as for a U.N. Safety Council meeting to go over the worldwide threat posed by the group.
“We are not committed to a war of civilizations, due to the fact these assassins don’t represent any civilization,” Hollande stated. “We are in a war against terrorism, jihadism, which threatens the whole world.”
“Terrorism will not destroy France, due to the fact France will destroy it,” Hollande mentioned.
Raids across France
French police carried out raids around the nation overnight into Monday, bringing to 150 the quantity of raids below the country’s state of emergency considering that Friday.
A rocket launcher and bulletproof vest were among the things authorities seized, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve stated. The interior minister mentioned he had ordered that 104 folks be place under property arrest considering that the attacks.
In Belgium, authorities arrested seven individuals in weekend raids. 5 of them have been released, according to Jean-Pascal Thoreau of Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s workplace.
As particulars emerge about the seven terrorists killed in the attacks, an international manhunt is underway for Salah Abdeslam, who has already managed to slip by means of the fingers of authorities at least after.
Suspect at big described as dangerous
Abdeslam is a 26-year-old French citizen who was born in Belgium, French police said in a public request for details, warning that he is unsafe and need to not be approached. Belgium has issued an international warrant for his arrest.
Hours soon after the attacks, he was driving in the path of the Belgian border when police stopped and questioned him, a source close to the investigation into the Paris attacks said.
The French newspaper Le Monde reported that police hadn’t however linked him to the Paris attacks when they stopped him and two other people in a black Volkswagen Golf. When Belgian police stopped the car later Saturday, Abdeslam was no longer in it. Now, his whereabouts are unknown.
Investigators haven’t stated a lot about how they believe Abdeslam is tied to the shootings and bombings that targeted men and women at restaurants, bars, a concert venue and a sports stadium.
1 of his brothers was a suspect killed in the attacks, Thoreau said. An additional brother was arrested by Belgian police but later released.
The French newspaper Le Monde reported that Abdeslam rented the black Volkswagen Polo that was found outside the Bataclan concert hall exactly where three attackers massacred at least 89 individuals prior to blowing themselves up or being shot by police.
Vehicle located with weapons inside
Le Monde reported that Salah Abdeslam’s older brother, Ibrahim, was the suicide bomber whose explosives detonated at a cafe on boulevard Voltaire in eastern Paris in the course of the wave of attacks on the city. The Paris prosecutor’s workplace has identified that attacker as a 31-year-old French citizen but hasn’t disclosed his name.
According to Le Monde, Ibrahim Abdeslam rented the black Seat auto that authorities say was employed in the string of deadly attacks on restaurants and bars on Friday. But it really is not however clear regardless of whether he was in the automobile at the time of the attacks, the newspaper stated.
The Seat was identified abandoned in the eastern Paris suburb of Montreuil with three Kalashnikov automatic rifles inside, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported Sunday.
An additional brother, Mohammed Abdeslam, spoke to CNN affiliate BFMTV soon after his release from custody, saying his parents have been in shock.
“My family and I are impacted by what occurred. We identified out by Television just like a lot of of you,” he stated. “We did not believe for a moment that 1 of our brothers was connected to these attacks.”
French officials believe that six of the people straight involved in the attacks had spent time in Syria, BFMTV reported Monday.
Two prominent ISIS members, Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Salim Benghalem, may possibly have been involved in organizing or masterminding the Paris attacks, a source close to the ongoing investigation tells CNN. Each have been involved in multiple terrorist plots in current years and are believed to be in Syria or Iraq.
Syrian passport holder linked to refugee flow
Attention is also heavily focused on a Syrian passport discovered close to the physique of a single of the 3 Stade de France bombers. The passport and a registration document for refugee status issued by Greek authorities led officials to a troubling conclusion, according to a French senator: The bomber was among a group of Syrian refugees who arrived on the Greek island of Leros on October three.
The senator, who was briefed by France’s interior minister, told CNN that the man was carrying the passport and also a registration document for refugee status by Greek authorities. The fingerprints of the passport holder taken by Greek authorities match these of the terrorist who blew himself up at the Stade de France, the senator stated.
The Paris prosecutor’s workplace on Monday confirmed the hyperlink, saying the passport bearing the name of Ahmad Al Mohammad, a 25-year-old from Idlib, nonetheless wants to be verified.
The feasible tie among one particular of the Paris attackers and the refugees from the Syrian war flocking to Europe this year has intensified concerns about how to handle the influx of folks.
European politicians who’ve been speaking out against the rush of migrants are already pointing to the attacks as an additional explanation to close their countries’ borders. And governors in at least 24 U.S. states have stated they won’t accept Syrian refugees in light of the Paris attacks.
Attack raises concerns internationally
In Britain, authorities mentioned they would enhance safety for Tuesday’s soccer match amongst England and France. And in Washington, transit police stepped up patrols to safeguard the city’s mass transit technique.
Much more patrols, much more dogs and random explosives screenings were introduced, along with unseen countermeasures meant to prevent an attack, the Metro Transit Police Department stated.
The Department of Homeland Safety mentioned it had no “certain credible information of an attack on the U.S. homeland.”
CIA Director John Brennan mentioned he would be surprised if the group does not have additional attacks in preparation.
“I would anticipate this is not the only operation they have in the pipeline,” he mentioned. “I do believe this is anything we will have to deal with for quite some time.”
City on edge
On Monday, Parisians attempted to return to college and perform in a city scarred by its second key terror attack this year. In January, terrorists stormed the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing 12.
At 1 intersection, police who arrived to direct targeted traffic Monday had been met by worried pedestrians asking “Is anything happening?”
At a Paris school, a father stated, “It is difficult to let them go off to school and for us to return to work, for everyone. We’re all just going to have to appear out for 1 one more.”
Patrick Klugman, the city’s deputy mayor, told CNN the evidence police have located in raids reveals a pattern.
“In each attack we had so far in the past, we uncover a lot of heavy war material not used. So we know that it is simple to find weapons in France, in Belgium, to commit attacks. And we know that they have the capacity to result in main harm,” he stated. “They did on Friday and possibly they can once again. That is why intelligence is so critical.”
Margot Haddad reported from Paris, and Jethro Mullen wrote from Hong Kong. Atika Shubert, Christiane Amanpour, Ashley Fantz, Tim Lister, Catherine E. Shoichet, Nima Elbagir, Sebastian Knoops, Pierre Meilhan and Brian Walker contributed to this report.