Speaking after an emergency security meeting to plan his government's
response, Hollande declared three days of national mourning and raised
France's security to its highest level. He described Friday's attacks,
which produced the worst bloodshed in Paris since World War II, as an
"act of war." Hollande said ISIS was "a terrorist army ... a jihadist
army, against France, against the values that we defend everywhere in
the world, against what we are: A free country that means something to
the whole planet."....
Four attackers then stormed the Bataclan, where concert-goers
described a horrifying scene. Witnesses said the attackers toted
Kalashnikovs and wore flak jackets as they fired indiscriminately into
the crowd. Some survivors claimed the men shouted "Allahu Akbar" or
"This is for Syria" as they fired.
shot from an apartment balcony and posted on the Le Monde newspaper's
website Saturday captured some of the horror as dozens of people fled
from gunfire outside the concert hall down a passageway to a side
........A U.S. military and intelligence source told Fox News the coordinated
attacks likely required "months of planning," based on their sheer
number, the locations including a site where the president was present
and the variety of weapons used."