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The Guardian | World | Europe | Paris Attacks - November 16, 2015 01.42GMT: Paris Attacks: France Responds With Airstrikes Against Isis in Syria.

theguardian.com Paris attacks: France responds with airstrikes against Isis in Syria – live Ian Black 20m ago 01:27 Parisians continue to hold vigils around the capital, even as night falls. My colleagues Luke Harding and Kim Willsher spoke to some of them. Outside the Casa Nostra pizzeria, a crowd gathered for the first time after police took away a cordon. The restaurant had been unusually empty the night before, with just a couple of customers at tables and a few more drinking outside. Its Tunisian cook, Ammar Bensalem , was in the back kitchen with his friend Fatih. And then the shooting started: sudden bursts of automatic fire. “I heard shots. We hid in the kitchen. Eight people joined us,” Bensalem said on Sunday, outside his workplace of two years. He said he emerged to find carnage: a woman alive but bleeding profusely from the arm, broken glass, police. Five people had been shot dead immediately in front of the restaurant

The Guardian | World | Europe | Paris Attacks - November 15, 2015: Paris Attacks: Investigation Spreads Acroos Europe as Terrorists Identified.

theguardian.com Paris attacks: investigation spreads across Europe as terrorist identified Daniel Boffey   The investigation to identify members of the terrorist cell behind France’s deadliest attack since the second world war has spread to Belgium, Greece and Germany as a 29-year-old Frenchman was named as one of the killers. Omar Ismaïl Mostefai has been named in France as one of the attackers with a number of others now being identified through documents Multiple sources told French media that a severed finger found at the Bataclan theatre, where three gunmen killed 89 people during a concert on Friday night, belonged to Omar Ismaïl Mostefai, a petty criminal of Algerian origin . Paris prosecutor François Molins said the suspect was born in the poor southern Paris suburb of Courcouronnes, and had been flagged as a radicalisation risk in 2010 but “never been implicated in an investigation o