France’s Hollande decries ‘act of war’, ISIS takes responsibility for attacks

After French President Francois Hollande gave an address to the French nation in which he said the terrorist attacks in Paris were a declaration of war by ISIS,  the terrorist organization took responsibility for the attacks on Saturday and threatened to target Washington, Rome and London as well.
Hollande said in the speech that ISIS carried out "an act of war that was prepared, organized, planned from abroad, with internal help" and vowed that France would retaliate without mercy. He also declared three days of national mourning.
In its statement, ISIS claimed France would continue to be one of its main targets and that Friday's attacks were only the beginning.
More than 120 people lost their lives Friday evening when terrorists carried out shootings at restaurants, suicide bombings at France's national stadium and a massacre at a concert hall.


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