France marks sixth anniversary of terror attacks in Paris

Written by on November 13, 2021

November 13, 2021

PARIS (Reuters) – France has marked the sixth anniversary of the night in Paris when Islamic State militants killed 130 people in coordinated strikes against a concert theatre, 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 Nov. 13, 2015.

Twenty men went on trial on 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 organising what has been called “France’s 9/11”.

Most of the accused face life imprisonment if convicted.

(Reporting by Leigh Thomas and Elizabeth Pineau; Editing by Mike Harrison)


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