France swoops on suspected Islamists, bombs IS targets in Syria

People observe a minute's silence for the victims of the terror attacks at the Place de Trocadero in Paris, on November 16, 2015France staged dozens of raids on suspected extremists on Monday and bombed the Islamic State group in Syria as the prime minister steeled the nation for more bloodshed after its deadliest ever terror attacks. A traumatised nation stopped for a minute’s silence at midday (1100 GMT) to honour at least 129 people killed in the unprecedented assault on Paris nightspots. Thousands paused in the capital’s streets and President Francois Hollande observed the silence at the Sorbonne University, in recognition of the large number of young victims.

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