ISIS ‘claims responsibility’ for Paris attacks after hundreds killed across French city
At least 170 people are said to have been slaughtered in the French capital in a series of co-ordinated attacks last night.
According to reports, the Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the coordinated shootings and bombings across Paris on Friday night. The attacks came just hours after British ISIS executioner Jihadi John was said to have been killed by a US drone strike in Syria.
France President Francois Hollande said France will be “merciless” against those behind the deadliest attacks in the country in decades.
A gunman reportedly shouted “it’s for Syria” and “Allahu Akbar” – the Arabic for “God is great” – before slaughtering around 100 music fans at a concert hall.
The attacks came just hours after British ISIS butcher Jihadi John was said to have been killed by a US drone strike in Syria.
And several ISIS supporters celebrated the horror attacks attacks using the sick hashtag ‘ParisIsBurning’.
One said: “God is great and thank God for these lone wolf attacks. At least 100 hostages and countless wounded.”
His tweet was sent from the Kuwait port of Mina Abdulla, according to Twitter’s location settings.
Another added: “Oh God, burn Paris as you burned the Muslims in Mali, Africa, Iraq, Syria, and Palestine.”
Some fans even boasted London, Rome and Washington DC would hit by the next horror attacks.
But some social media users used the hashtag to share their sympathy with those hurt and killed in the attacks.
Cameron Dylong said: “Prayers up to Paris right now.”
And Armani Bradley wrote: “Disgusting how ISIS Twitter accounts are hashtagging ‘Paris is burning’.
“Celebrating the deaths of innocent people, what a vile world we live in.”
In January, ISIS praised two gunmen who killed 12 people at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The terror group called them “heroic jihadists”, according to the Site Intelligence Group.
In June, a suspected Islamist decapitated a man in a gas factory in the south-eastern city of Lyon.
Two months later three tourists overpowered a heavily armed gunman linked to ISIS on a Paris-bound train.