#ParisAttacks: All 129 victims identified

It’s now being reported that a second terror attack was thwarted in this morning's police raids.

A shooting broke out in northern Paris, in Saint-Denis, early on 18 November 2015 during a dawn raid by police hunting those behind the attacks that claimed 129 lives in the French capital five days ago, sources said. AFP/Thomas Samson.

PARIS - The French government says all 129 victims of the Paris attacks have now been identified.

It's also confirmed the police raid in St Denis is over and the apartment in which attackers were hiding has been secured.

Officers fanned out at dawn, hunting the mastermind of Friday's attacks that also left more than 350 others injured.

Three suspected jihadists have been killed, including a woman who detonated a suicide belt.

Seven other suspects have been arrested.


At least 30 residents of the Paris suburb at the centre of the deadly police raids have been treated for shock.

A major police operation targeting the alleged Paris attacks mastermind, Abdelhaamid Abaaoud, lasted several hours this morning.

Head of the French Red Cross in St. Denis, Agostinnuci Jean Marc says they treated their first victims at around 8am, despite the raids starting much earlier.

There's been no confirmation that the alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks was in the St. Denis apartment.

#ParisAttacks On Rue Gabriel Péri where police & emergency services are on the scene of a deadly raid. LdB pic.twitter.com/mFBNeYMJHt

#ParisAttacks Streets of St. Denis empty as the army secures the neighborhood. LdB pic.twitter.com/sm9uVXwMKW

#ParisAttacks St. Denis metro stops not lit. A sign that they've been closed following this morning's raids. LdB pic.twitter.com/ZNFkHh1Pkg

At the same time, French police have appealed to residents not to reveal where raids are taking place as a manhunt for terror suspects continues.

In its appeal, the National Gendarmerie writes state of emergency controls are taking place all over France and residents are urged not to reveal the location of police forces.

It's added, flashing headlights or alerts via GPS apps or social media may give away the position of forces and unintentionally help the people authorities are looking for.


French President Francois Hollande has briefed mayors across the country on today's raid and has addressed his nation, live on television, calling for a broad coalition to destroy the Islamic State.

It's now being reported that a second terror attack was thwarted in this morning's sweep.

Former French Commander Fabrice Magnier says he believes there could be more extremists in Paris.

"They are different teams and it looks like they are very coordinated altogether. We don't know what was planned by those guys this morning; maybe they were trying to strike a big place, or west of Paris where we also have a big building of international headquarters."

Hollande has told French mayors the whereabouts of the alleged mastermind remains unknown.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the West has to drop its demands about the political exit of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad if it wants a genuinely international coalition against Islamic State militants.

Lavrov has confirmed there's still no agreement about al-Assad's political fate after international talks in Vienna.

But he says he's detected a change in the West's position since the Paris attacks and the bombing of a Russian passenger plane.

Russia, which views Syria as its closest Middle East ally, has long been at odds with the West over al-Assad's future with Moscow, saying only the Syrian people should decide if he steps down.

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