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France marks 6th anniversary of terror attacks in Paris

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France marks 6th anniversary of terror attacks in Paris

TERROR ATTACK. First Deputy Mayor of Paris Emmanuel Gregoire and French Former Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve take part in ceremonies at Le Carillon bar and Le Petit Cambodge restaurant to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks of November 13, 2015, in which 130 people were killed, in Paris, France, November 13, 2021.

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Prime Minister Jean Castex and other officials stand in silence to remember the victims of the attacks

France has marked the sixth anniversary of the night in Paris when Islamic State militants killed 130 people in coordinated strikes against a concert theater, bars, restaurants, and a soccer stadium.

Prime Minister Jean Castex and other officials stood in silence to remember the victims of the attacks on the Stade de France stadium, bars, restaurants, and the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015.

Twenty men went on trial in September in connection with the deadliest attack in peacetime France.

Salah Abdeslam, a 32-year old French-Moroccan man, is believed to be the only surviving member of the group suspected of carrying out the attacks after other members blew themselves up or were killed by police during the attack.

The other 19 suspects in the trial stand accused of helping to provide guns and cars or of playing a role in organizing what has been called “France’s 9/11”.

Most of the accused face life imprisonment if convicted. – Rappler.com