News Update!!: Paris, France: Latest information regarding the terrorist attacks on Paris, France.

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News Update!!: Paris, France: Latest information regarding the terrorist attacks on Paris, France.

Here is the latest information on this still developing news story regarding the terrorist attacks on Paris, France including the 2 terrorist hostage standoffs on Friday, January 9th, 2015 with suspects related to the deadly terrorist shooting attack on the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 and to the shooting death of a police officer in southern Paris, France on Thursday, January 9th, 2015.

A total of 17 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Paris, France.

At least 3 suspects involved in the terrorist attacks in and around Paris, France were killed in the hostage standoffs and a suspect possibly involved in the terrorism is still at large.

** At of 12:00pm PT (California, United States of America Time) on Saturday, January 17th, 2015: **

– A French court has upheld an order to ban a planned demonstration against radical Islamists by a police department chief in Paris, France.

The Paris administrative tribunal ruled in an accelerated judgment on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 that authorities were authorized to ban Sunday’s “Islamists Out of France” rally.

French official confirmed the ruling after Bernard Boucault, the police department chief in Paris, France, ordered the ban because the rally might incite civil unrest.

** At around 10:00pm PT (California, United States of America Time) on Friday, January 16th, 2015: **

– United States of America Secretary of State John Kerry paid respect to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France last week.

At a ceremony at the Hotel de Ville in Paris, France, United States of America Secretary of State John Kerry told the crowd of people which included survivors, family members of victims, and members of the police and municipal government who responded to the terrorist attacks that the terrorist attacks was a “living nightmare”, but one that would unite rather than divide the people of France and the world adding that, “I really wanted to come here and share a hug with all of Paris and all friends,” and that, “I wanted to express to you personally the sheer horror and revulsion of all Americans for the cowardly and despicable assault on innocent lives.”

Later, French President Francois Hollande said that the French people “were the victims of an exceptional terrorist attack. We must therefore together find the necessary response.”

Afterwards, United States of America Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius laid a wreath at the kosher supermarket where a hostage standoff happened.

Well at the kosher supermarket, United States of America Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius spoke briefly with Joel Mergui, the head of France’s Rabbinical Council.

United States of America Secretary of State John Kerry and United States of America Ambassador to France Jane Hartley then laid a wreath at a makeshift memorial down the street from the offices of Charlie Hebdo followed by a short walked to the site where a police officer was killed by the gunmen where they placed flowers at the site.

– Nations across Europe remained on high alert following terror sweepe by law enforcement agencies in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack in Paris, France.

Over 300 soldiers will reportedly be deployed starting on Saturday, January 17th, 2015 in the streets of Brussels, Belgium; Antwerp, Belgium; and possibly other areas.

Authorities in Brussels, Belgium reportedly carried out 12 raids on Thursday, January 15th, 2015.

According to European Union (E.U.) Counter Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, the raids were carried out because of possible terrorist attacks against police officers were planned for Friday, January 16th, 2015 and Belgian authorities have described the foiled plot as “very imminent.”

– In the United Kingdom, officials raised the threat level for police officers across Britain to severe which is the highest level it has ever been which means that an attack is “highly likely.”

Authorities in London, England are saying that they also have “heightened concern” about the risk to the Jewish community in the United Kingdom.

According to Assistant Police Commissioner Mark Rowley, “In addition to our existing security measures, we are in dialogue with Jewish Community leaders about further actions that we will be taking, including more patrols in key areas. We have to be incredibly vigilant and look at all of these risks, particularly risks to police officers themselves and take every action that we can.”

– In France, France remains on its highest terrorism alert level and authorities have said that some 120,000 police officers and soldiers have been mobilized across France.

** At around 11:00pm PT (California, United States of America Time) on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015: **

– People in and around Paris, France lined up at newsstands on Wednesday for the first issue of Charlie Hebdo since the deadly terrorist shooting attack on the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015. Around 3 million copies of Charlie Hebdo were made and within minutes, all of the issues of Charlie Hebdo were sold out. People were reportedly told to come back on Thursday when more copies will be available. The new issue of Charlie Hebdo features the prophet, a tear rolling down his cheek, holding a placard that says “Je Suis Charlie.” The saying has swept France and the world, with the irreverent newspaper being embraced as a symbol of freedom of speech. Earlier last week, the surviving employees of Charlie Hebdo produced the new issue while working out of borrowed offices. Charlie Hebdo reportedly printed 3 million copies of a special issue of the satirical magazine.

– A leader of Yemen’s Al Qaida branch officially claimed responsibility for the attacks by 2 gunmen who killed 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, saying in a video that was posted online that the slayings came in “vengeance for the prophet.” A total of 17 people were killed in 3 days of violence and terror before all of the gunmen died in police raids at 2 hostage standoffs with the gunmen on Friday, January 9th, 2015. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula posted the 11 minute video on their group’s Twitter account and top commander, Nasr al-Ansi, warned of more “tragedies and terror” in the future.

– France authorities deployed thousands of police and soldiers around France and they moved to quash any racist remarks or praise for terrorists. But, the scale of security measures in France is raising questions in some quarters about whether some freedoms will be impinged upon. At least 54 people were arrested for hate speech or other acts insulting religious faiths, or for cheering the men who carried out the attacks.

** At around 9:20pm PT (California, United States of America Time) on Monday, January 12th, 2015: **

– The White House is saying on Monday that it made a mistake in not sending a higher level official to represent the United States of America during Sunday’s rally in Paris, France.

According to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, “I think it’s fair to say that we should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there.”

Questions were raised to why United States of America President Barack Obama wasn’t at Sunday’s rally in Paris, France which the White House said that security apparatus for the United States of America President and United States of America Vice President is extensive and goes beyond what is required for many other world leaders and that the United States of America President cannot be in open spaces such as a public rallies unless it had a full security sweep.

According to the United Stats Department of Justice, Attorney General Eric Holder was in Paris, France this past weekend to attend an emergency counterterrorism meeting at the French Interior Ministry, but had to return to Washington, District of Columbia late Sunday.

United States of America Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that he will travel to Paris, France this week to show solidarity with the French people.

– A group declaring support for Islamic State jihadists hacked United States of America Central Command’s social media accounts on Monday which forced the military to take down the command’s Twitter feed.

In an embarrassing propaganda setback for the United States of America military, a black and white banner with the words “CyberCaliphate” and “I love you ISIS” replacing the United States of America Central Command’s usual logo on Twitter and YouTube before the pages were suspended.

Officials with the United States of America military downplayed the effect of the hacking and said that no sensitive computer networks were penetrated and no state secrets were revealed.

The hacked Twitter feed posted what appeared to be an office phone directory of officers that was slightly out of date.

The Pentagon is saying that the incident amounted to mere digital “vandalism.”

The White House is saying that there was no sign that sensitive data had been exposed.

According to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, “It’s a pretty significant difference between what is a large data breach and the hacking of a Twitter account.”

The group Anonymous on Monday said on Twitter that it had traced the hack and it originated somewhere in Maryland.

On Friday, January 9th, 2015, the group Anonymous announced that they are declaring war against Jihadists and the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo saying, “We are declaring war against you, the terrorists.”

Anonymous striked back by taking down pro-jihadist social network accounts and websites.

** At around 10:42pm (Paris, France Time) on Saturday, January 11th, 2015: **

Rallies in support of free speech, free expression, free speech, and against the terrorist attacks in and around Paris, France last week were held on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 in and around Paris, France as well as around the globe.

As of 10:42pm (Paris, France Time) on Saturday, January 11th, 2015, French Officials say over 3.7 million people came out to stand together for freedom and against terrorist attacks on freedoms.

The really in Paris, France at around 3:00pm (Paris, France Time) on Saturday, January 11th, 2015.

People marched together with signs showing that they are all “Not Afraid” and are all standing united together for” Freedom of Speech”, “Freedom of Expression”, and” Freedom of Press” all sending a message to anti freedom terrorists that they are all united and will not back down.

More then 40 global leaders attended the rally including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly stood all together to remember the victims in the terrorist attacks and to stand together in support of freedom of speech.

But, no higher level official representing the United States of America attending the rally in Paris, France.

French President Francois Hollande said that, “Today, Paris is the capital of the world. Our entire country will rise up toward something better.”

Rallies were also held all around the globe to both remember the victims of the terrorist attacks and to show their support for freedom.

** In Berlin, Germany: **

Over 18,000 people gathered in front of the French embassy next to Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany in an impressive show of solidarity for the victims in the terrorist attacks and for support of freedom of speech.

Many of the people brought flowers or pencils, held up signs saying “Je suis Charlie” or “Je suis Juif” (I am a Jew), and even held up cartoons published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

** In London, England: **

Landmarks such as the Tower Bridge and the London Eye Ferris Wheel were lighted up in red, white, and blue of the French tricolor flag, and the French colors were also projected onto the facade of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, where over 1,000 people gathered in solidarity with the French people.

Many of the people carried “Je suis Charlie” signs, and some held pens aloft as a tribute to the slain cartoonists.

** In Brussels, Belgium: **

Over 20,000 people marched silently through Brussels, Belgium well carrying banners reading “Je suis Charlie” and “United Against Hatred.”

** In Madrid, Spain: **

Over a hundreds of people gathered in Madrid, Spain to show their support of the victims in the terrorist attacks and for support of freedom of speech.

Some reports that several hundred of Muslim people were seen carrying banners saying “Not In Our Oame.”

A small group of Muslim religious leaders then laid a wreath with a ribbon saying “In solidarity with France” outside the French Embassy in Madrid, Spain where the ambassador received them.

At the Puerta del Sol Road in Madrid, Spain, hundreds of people reportedly mainly French people drew cartoons and held aloft signs saying “Je suis Charlie.”

Rallies were also reportedly held in Barcelona and Valencia.

** In Moscow, Russia: **

Over a hundred people, mostly French citizens, took part in a so-called Silent March in Moscow’s Gorky Park to honor the 17 victims of the terrorist attacks.

** In Istanbul, Turkey: **

People gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for a small solidarity rally for the victims of the terrorist attacks.

The silent march had over 120 people holding up pencils, pens, and posters reading “We are all Charlie” walked down Istanbul’s main Istiklal Avenue toward the French consulate.

** In Jerusalem, Israel: **

Several hundred people gathered at a memorial ceremony at Jerusalem’s City Hall in Jerusalem, Israel to express solidarity with France and the French Jewish community.

Many of the people participanting held up signs saying “Je Suis Charlie,” or “Israel is Charlie,” written in Hebrew.

** In Sydney, Australia: **

Hundreds of people rallied at Martin Place in Downtown Sydney, Australia where an armed Islamic State movement supporter took 18 people hostage in a cafe in December 2014 which the hostage standoff ended 16 hours later when authorities stormed the cafe in a barrage of gunfire to free the hostages and at least 2 of the hostages and the gunman died.

More than 500 Australians and French nationals stood together side by side holding signs bearing the words “Je suis Charlie” — French for “I am Charlie” — and “Freedom” as they marched in condemning the terrorist attacks.

France’s Australia Ambassador Christophe Lecourtier, told the crowd of people, “We have to stand united.”

** In Tokyo, Japan: **

A couple of hundred people, mostly French residents, gathered in the courtyard of the French Institute in Tokyo, Japan holding a minute of silence and singing “La Marseillaise,” the French national anthem well they held up paper signs that read “Je suis Charlie” in French or the Japanese translation.

** In the United States of America: **

Hundreds of people braved the very cold weather conditions to hold up pens and signs that said “Je suis Charlie” at a rally at Washington Square Park in New York City, New York.

** In Los Angeles, California: **

Hundreds of people stood outside Los Angeles City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, California united together to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France.

People came with flowers, flags, and signs with the words, “Je suis Charlie,” or “I am Charlie” as they brandished pens in the air showing their support for freedom of expression.

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** At around 6:00am PT (California, United States of America Time) / 3:00pm (Paris, France Time) on Sunday, January 11th, 2015: **

– Rallies in support of free speech, free expression, free speech, and against the terrorist attacks in and around Paris, France last week is being held on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 in and around Paris, France as well as around the globe.

At around 3:00pm (Paris, France Time) on Saturday, January 11th, 2015, leaders from around the globe marched together at a very large really in Paris, France.

Over a million of people with signs showing that they are all “Not Afraid” and are all standing united together for” Freedom of Speech”, “Freedom of Expression”, and” Freedom of Press” all sending a message to anti freedom terrorists that they are all united and will not back down.

** On Saturday, January 10th, 2015: **

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– French authorities are continuing to search for Hayat Boumeddiene who remains at large, but French authorities are now trying to sure out information that Hayat Boumeddiene May have felt to Turkey then into Syria and may have left on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 before the terrorist attacks.

– ** Hamyd Mourad Cleared and Freed Without Charges. **

– Back on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015, French authorities searched for 18 year old Hamyd Mourad believing that he was involved in the deadly terrorist shooting attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France on Wednesday.

According to Paris Prosecutor’s Spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre, Hamyd Mourad surrendered at a police station in Charleville-Mezieres, France.

But, as French authorities questioned Hamyd Mourad, friends of Hamyd Mourad were saying that he was in school at the time of the deadly terrorist shooting attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo.

French authorities began to check on the information that friends of Hamyd Mourad were saying as French authorities continued to question Hamyd Mourad as well as 16 other people in police custody being questioned regarding the terrorist attacks.

After over 50 hours in police custody and questioning by French authorities, Hamyd Mourad was released from police custody on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 and will not be facing any charges after information from his classmates checked put and provided an alibi said French authorities.

– Plans are in the works for a massive demonstration on Sunday with estimated numbers in the millions to attend.

– French authorities are saying that at least 17 people have been killed in 3 days of terrorist attacks.

– French authorities are saying that the 4 people at the hostage standoff at the supermarket were shot and killed at the very start of the hostage standoff as the suspect or suspects entered the supermarket.

French authorities are saying that several people who were freed after the hostage standoff at the supermarket were hide inside a freezer until all was cleared and safe.

** On Friday, January 9th, 2015: **

– The United States of America’s Department of State has issued a Travel Warning says attacks against Americans are becoming increasingly prevalent and cites an increased risk of reprisals against the United States of America and Western targets for the United States of America led intervention against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

– French prosecutor spoke on the 2 hostage standoffs saying that the 2 suspects at the hostage standoff in Dammartin-en-Goële, France had an lots of weapons ready to use including a rocket launcher. Booby traps were set up at both locations, but the suspects didn’t have enough time to activate those booby traps. French prosecutor said that at least 16 people are in police custody being questioned. The 2 suspects at the hostage standoff in Dammartin-en-Goële, France came outside shooting at authorities injuring a police officer during the shootout. The 2 suspects would later die after the shootout. Over 90,000 law enforcement personal are involve in this terrorist attack and search for suspects. An investigation into the hostage standoffs are continuing collecting clues and evidence.

– French authorities are saying that at least 3 suspects in 2 hostage standoffs are dead, but French authorities are searching for Hayat Boumeddiene who is still at large, but unclear and mix information from French authorities and French media that she was inside the supermarket during the hostage standoff.

– French authorities and media is reporting that at least 4 people are dead, some people were injuried including 2 police officers, and many as 15 people were freed at the hostage standoff at the supermarket.

– Sky News is reporting that a small child was reportedly seen being carried out at the hostage standoff at the supermarket.

– The Associated Press is reporting that members of Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen is saying that group directed the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France.

– The group Anonymous has announced that they are declaring war against Jihadists saying that Freedom of Expression has suffered an “Inhuman Assault”.

The person on the video says, “We are declaring war against you, the terrorists.”

** You can watch the video from Anonymous at the following YouTube website address: **

** The French Version Video: **

– A message to the enemies of freedom of expression was posted on the Pastebin website.

** You can read the message to the enemies of freedom of expression at the following Pastebin website address: **

http://pastebin.com/Pdj2Z0wC#nf

– French authorities are saying that the reports of a gunmen at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France is not true.

– French media are reporting that there will be a march in honour of the victims held this Sunday in Paris, France.

– French media are reporting that France’s Interior Minister admitted that all the suspects involved in the hostage standoffs and attacks were known to authorities, but had no indication that they would take part in such acts of attacks.

– On Thursday, January 8th, 2015, Britain’s M.I.5. Security Service Director General Andrew Parker said in a rare public speech to a select group at M.I.5. headquarters in London, England that, “A group of core al Qaeda terrorists in Syria is planning mass casualty attacks against the West.” In regards to the terrorist attacks on Paris, France, Britain’s M.I.5. Security Service Director General Andrew Parker said that seasoned Al Qaeda militants in Syria are aimed to “cause large-scale loss of life, often by attacking transport systems or iconic targets” in the West.

– Government officials in the United States of America are saying that 34 year old Said Kouachi had traveled to Yemen in 2011 and reportedly had direct contact with an Al Qaeda training camp.

– Sky News is reporting that Amedy Coulibaly had threatened to kill the hostages if police moved in on the brothers at Dammartin-en-Goële, France.

– French media is reporting that Amedy Coulibaly was a member of the Islamic State group.

– French media is reporting that Amedy Coulibaly was in cahoots with the attackers in the deadly terrorist shooting attack at Charlie Hebdo calling the 2 suspects his “officers”.

– United States of America President Barack Obama in Knoxville, Tennessee spoke earlier on the hostage standoffs in Paris, France and called the attacks, “Outrages” and that United States of America stands with the people of Paris, France.

– French President François Hollande spoke earlier on the hostage standoffs in Paris, France saying that they will do what they can to protect the people and will reinforce protections at public places.

French President Francois Hollande earlier called for tolerance after the terrorist attacks in Paris, France saying, “France has been struck directly in the heart of its capital, in a place where the spirit of liberty — and thus of resistance — breathed freely.”

**** More information is still coming in and is changing rapidly. Stay tuned to ZachNews. ****

**** You can watch live continuing news coverage on the terrorist attacks on Paris, France are at the following website addresses: ****

** Sky News on YouTube: **

** France 24 on YouTube: **

** At around 8:30am (Paris, France Time) on Friday, January 9th, 2015: **

A hostage standoff with French authorities happed at a small printing shop in Dammartin-en-Goële, France.

French authorities say that the 2 suspects in the deadly terrorist shooting attack on Charlie Hebdo and brothers 32 year old Cherif Kouachi and 34 year old Said Kouachi are thought to have taken one hostage and the hostage takers are saying to negotiators that they “want to die as martyrs.”

Shots were fired on early Friday northeast of Paris, France as authorities chased a vehicle believed to contain the 2 suspects in the deadly terrorist shooting attack on Charlie Hebdo, but there were no casualties.

As that hostage standoff was happening, French authorities were in a second hostage standoff in eastern Paris, France in which at least 5 people are reportedly being held in a kosher supermarket and the hostage taker is believed to be linked to the fatal shooting of a police officer in southern Paris, France while attending what she thought was a traffic accident.

The police officer was identified as 27 year old Clarissa Jean-Philippe who was reportedly just a couple of weeks into her police career after completing her training.

French authorities say that the hostage taker is believe to Amedy Coulibaly who is wanted in the shooting death of a police officer on Thursday.

French authorities, SWAT Teams, and France’s top security official rushed to the scene of the hostage standoff which the attack came before sundown when the market would have been crowded with shoppers.

** At around 3:50pm (Paris, France Time) on Friday, January 9th, 2015: **

Loud expulsions, flashes, and reported gunfire were heard at a small printing shop in Dammartin-en-Goële, France as news media outlets were reporting live on the hostage standoff.

Video from Sky News shows the hostage standoff with the 2 suspects involved in the deadly terrorist shooting attack at Charlie Hebdo with gunfire and explosions being heard at a warehouse.

** Video from Sky News on YouTube: **

French authorities and media are reporting that the 2 suspects in the deadly terrorist shooting attack on Charlie Hebdo and brothers 32 year old Cherif Kouachi and 34 year old Said Kouachi are dead and the hostage freed.

As loud expulsions, flashes, and reported gunfire are heard at a small printing shop, several explosions were heard at the hostage standoff at the supermarket.

Video from Sky News shows the hostage standoff at the supermarket shows flashes seen at the supermarket.

** Videos from Sky News on YouTube: **

Video from Sky News shows the hostage standoff at the supermarket shows later authorities entering the supermarket.

Shortly after, ambulances were seen racing by media to the supermarket, and hostages freed, and at least a hostage taker, believe to be Amedy Coulibaly, is dead.

ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the deadly terrorist shooting attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, in the deadly shooting on a police officer, and in the hostage standoff at a supermarket in Paris, France.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

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