sábado, 14 de noviembre de 2015

Estado Islámico reivindica los ataques en los que murieron 127 París

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Estado Islámico reivindica los ataques en los que murieron 127 París


AGENCIA REUTERS SABADO 14 DE NOV 2015

Islamic State claims Paris attacks that killed 127

sáb 14 de noviembre 2015 08:32 am EST

Un asalto coordinado por pistoleros y bombarderos que mató a 127 personas en lugares de todo París que el presidente Francois Hollande dijo equivalía a un acto de guerra contra Francia.

En el peor ataque, un funcionario del ayuntamiento de París dijo que cuatro hombres armados mataron sistemáticamente al menos 87 jóvenes en un concierto de rock en la sala de conciertos Bataclan antes comandos antiterroristas lanzaron un asalto en el edificio. Decenas de sobrevivientes fueron rescatados, y los cuerpos aún estaban siendo recuperados el sábado por la mañana.
Unas 40 personas murieron en otros cinco ataques en la región de París, dijo el funcionario, que incluye un aparente ataque suicida doble fuera del estadio nacional Estadio de Francia, donde Hollande y el ministro de Relaciones Exteriores alemán estaban viendo un partido de fútbol amistoso internacional.
Los ataques llegaron como Francia, miembro fundador de la Coalición emprender ataques aéreos liderados por Estados Unidos contra el Estado islámico en Siria e Irak, estaba en alerta máxima para los ataques terroristas.
Fue el peor ataque de este tipo en Europa desde los atentados de Madrid de 2004, en la que 191 murieron.
Hollande dijo que los ataques habían sido organizados desde el extranjero por Estado Islámico con la ayuda interna.
"Frente a la guerra, el país debe tomar las medidas adecuadas", dijo después de una reunión de emergencia de los jefes de seguridad. También anunció tres días de luto nacional.
El ex presidente, Nicolas Sarkozy, agregó en un comunicado: "La guerra que debemos librar debe ser total."
Durante una visita a Viena, la secretaria de Estado, John Kerry, dijo que "estamos asistiendo a una especie de fascismo medieval y moderno al mismo tiempo."
En su reclamación de responsabilidad, Estado Islámico dijo que los ataques fueron una respuesta a la campaña de Francia contra sus combatientes.
También distribuyó un vídeo sin fecha en la que un militante dijo que Francia no iba a vivir en paz, siempre y participó en los bombardeos lideradas por Estados Unidos en contra de ellos.
"Como siempre y cuando mantenga el bombardeo no vivirás en paz. Incluso temeré viajar al mercado", dijo un militante de habla árabe barbudo, flanqueado por otros combatientes.
Una fuente del Gobierno francés dijo a Reuters que había 127 muertos, 67 en estado crítico y 116 heridos. Seis atacantes se inmolaron y uno fue asesinado por la policía. Puede que haya habido un octavo atacante, pero esto no está confirmado.
Los ataques, en los que se utilizaron armas automáticas y explosivos cinturones, duró 40 minutos.
"Los terroristas, los asesinos, recorrieron varias terrazas de los cafés con fuego de ametralladora antes de entrar (la sala de conciertos). Hubo muchas víctimas en condiciones terribles, atroces en varios lugares", dijo el prefecto de policía Michel Cadot periodistas.
ESTADO DE EMERGENCIA
Después de haber sido trasladados desde el estadio cerca de las explosiones, Hollande declaró el estado de emergencia nacional, la primera desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Los controles fronterizos se volvieron a imponer temporalmente a dejar de autores escapan.
Eventos deportivos locales fueron suspendidas, la banda de rock U2 canceló un concierto, el ferrocarril metro de París fue cerrado y las escuelas, universidades y edificios municipales recibieron la orden de permanecer cerrado el sábado. Sin embargo se espera que algunos servicios ferroviarios y aéreos para funcionar.
Sylvestre, un joven que se encontraba en el Stade de France cuando las bombas estallaron allí, dijo que fue salvado por su teléfono celular, que él tenía en la mano a la oreja cuando escombros dispara.
"Este es el teléfono celular que tuvo el golpe, es lo que me salvó", dijo. "De lo contrario, mi cabeza se habría volado en pedazos", dijo, mostrando el teléfono con destrozó su pantalla.
Periódicos franceses hablaron de "masacre" y "horror". Titular de Le Figaro dijo: "La guerra en el corazón de París" en un fondo negro con una imagen de la gente en camillas.
Se movilizó a los servicios de emergencia, permiso de la policía fue cancelado, 1.500 refuerzos del ejército fueron reclutados en la región de París y hospitales recordaron personal para hacer frente a las bajas.
Las estaciones de radio advirtió parisinos quedarse en casa e instaron a los residentes a dar cobijo a cua

lquiera que sea sorprendido en la calle.

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AGENCIA REUTERS SABADO 14 DE NOV 2015

Islamic State claims Paris attacks that killed 127

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for a coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed 127 people at locations across Paris that President Francois Hollande said amounted to an act of war against France.In the worst attack, a Paris city hall official said four gunmen systematically slaughtered at least 87 young people at a rock concert at the Bataclan concert hall before anti-terrorist commandos launched an assault on the building. Dozens of survivors were rescued, and bodies were still being recovered on Saturday morning.
Some 40 more people were killed in five other attacks in the Paris region, the official said, including an apparent double suicide bombing outside the Stade de France national stadium, where Hollande and the German foreign minister were watching a friendly soccer international.
The assaults came as France, a founder member of the U.S.-led coalition waging air strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, was on high alert for terrorist attacks.
It was the worst such attack in Europe since the Madrid train bombings of 2004, in which 191 died.
Hollande said the attacks had been organized from abroad by Islamic State with internal help.
"Faced with war, the country must take appropriate action," he said after an emergency meeting of security chiefs. He also announced three days of national mourning.
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy added in a statement: “The war we must wage should be total.”
During a visit to Vienna, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said "we are witnessing a kind of medieval and modern fascism at the same time."
In its claim of responsibility, Islamic State said the attacks were a response to France's campaign against its fighters.
It also distributed an undated video in which a militant said France would not live peacefully as long it took part in U.S.-led bombing raids against them.
"As long as you keep bombing you will not live in peace. You will even fear traveling to the market," said a bearded Arabic-speaking militant, flanked by other fighters.
A French government source told Reuters there were 127 dead, 67 in critical condition and 116 wounded. Six attackers blew themselves up and one was shot by police. There may have been an eighth attacker, but this is not confirmed.
The attacks, in which automatic weapons and explosives belts were used, lasted 40 minutes.
"The terrorists, the murderers, raked several cafe terraces with machine-gun fire before entering (the concert hall). There were many victims in terrible, atrocious conditions in several places," police prefect Michel Cadot told reporters.
STATE OF EMERGENCY
After being whisked from the stadium near the blasts, Hollande declared a national state of emergency, the first since World War Two. Border controls were temporarily reimposed to stop perpetrators escaping.
Local sports events were suspended, the rock band U2 canceled a concert, the Paris metro railway was closed and schools, universities and municipal buildings were ordered to stay shut on Saturday. However some rail and air services were expected to run.
Sylvestre, a young man who was at the Stade de France when bombs went off there, said he was saved by his cellphone, which he was holding to his ear when debris hit it.
“This is the cell phone that took the hit, it's what saved me," he said. "Otherwise my head would have been blown to bits," he said, showing the phone with its screen smashed.
French newspapers spoke of "carnage" and "horror". Le Figaro's headline said: "War in the heart of Paris" on a black background with a picture of people on stretchers.
Emergency services were mobilized, police leave was canceled, 1,500 army reinforcements were drafted into the Paris region and hospitals recalled staff to cope with the casualties.
Radio stations warned Parisians to stay at home and urged residents to give shelter to anyone caught out in the street.
The deadliest attack was on the Bataclan, a popular concert venue where the Californian rock group Eagles of Death Metal was performing. The hall is near the former offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, target of a deadly attack by Islamist gunmen in January.
Some witnesses in the hall said they heard the gunmen shout Islamic chants and slogans condemning France's role in Syria.
HIGH ALERT
France has been on high alert ever since the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket in Paris in January killed 18 people.
Those attacks briefly united France in defense of freedom of speech, with a mass demonstration of more than a million people. But that unity has since broken down, with far-right populist Marine Le Pen gaining on both mainstream parties by blaming immigration and Islam for France's security problems.
It was not clear what political impact the latest attacks would have less than a month before regional elections in which Le Pen's National Front is set to make further advances.
The governing Socialist Party and the National Front suspended their election campaigns.
U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel led a global chorus of solidarity with France. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the "despicable attacks" while Pope Francis called the killings "inhuman".
Italy, Russia, Belgium and Hungary all tightened security measures.
Poland, meanwhile, said that the attacks meant it could not now take its share of migrants under a European Union plan. Many of the migrants currently flooding into Europe are refugees from Syria.
Julien Pearce, a journalist from Europe 1 radio, was inside the concert hall when the shooting began. In an eyewitness report posted on the station's website, Pearce said several very young individuals, who were not wearing masks, entered the hall during the concert, armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and started "blindly shooting at the crowd".
"There were bodies everywhere," he said.
POINT-BLANK
The gunmen shot their victims in the back, finishing some off at point-blank range before reloading their guns and firing again, Pearce said, after escaping into the street by a stage door, carrying a wounded girl on his shoulder.
Toon, a 22-year-old messenger who lives near the Bataclan, was going into the concert hall with two friends at around 10.30 p.m. (2130 GMT) when he saw three young men dressed in black and armed with machine guns. He stayed outside.
One of the gunmen began firing into the crowd. "People were falling like dominoes," he told Reuters. He saw people shot in the leg, shoulder and back, with several lying on the floor, apparently dead.
Two explosions were heard near the Stade de France in the northern suburb of Saint-Denis, where the France-Germany soccer match was being played. A witness said one of the detonations blew people into the air outside a McDonald's restaurant opposite the stadium.
In central Paris, shooting erupted in mid-evening outside a Cambodian restaurant in the capital's 10th district.
Eighteen people were killed when a gunman opened fire on Friday night diners sitting at outdoor terraces in the popular Charonne area nearby in the 11th district.
The prosecutor mentioned five locations in close proximity where shootings took place around the same time

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