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tonight, a special edition of "world news tonight" from paris. a city on edge. the breaking developments, the panic we witnessed on the streets. the fear that set in. new images emerging from the three hours of terror. the american band on the stage, when the gunfire started. the shootout with police. the hostages desperate to escape. and the international man hunt for this man, one of three brothers suspected to be a part of the attacks. several others under arrest. and also, the massive bombardment, the air strikes taking aim at the heart of isis in syria. and security stepped up in america. bag checks, heavy police
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presence. as we ask, what's being done to keep america safe? good evening. tonight, from paris. a city stunned by the magnitude of the terror that has unfolded here. but tonight, the country is sending a message back, launching multiple air strikes at this hour against isis targets in syria. france launching war planes, retaliation for the deadly attacks. and there's now an international manhunt under way. authorities releasing this image a 26-year-old french national being described as very dangerous. a warrant out for his arrest. and his brother believed to be one of the attackers. and is now dead, and another
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brother has been detained. and people taking cover inside this cafe, crouching behind chairs. this was all a false alarm. and we have chilling new images of the moment of crisis in the theater. the american band on stage when gunfire erupts. as we come on the air tonight, at least 129 dead, 352 injured, nearly 100 in critical condition. and six highly coordinated attacks. seven attackers with matching suicide belts. tonight, our entire team is on this. the manhunt, air strikes, but first the chilling new images. the terror, as it unfolded here. tonight, paris remains a city on edge. mourners gathering here, laying flowers. everything is calm, and then suddenly, panic sets in. a rush, screams, thousands begin a stampede begins. police say fireworks being set
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off were to blame. crowds trampling on the carefully-laid candles. and this all comes as tonight there is an all-out manhunt under way. police chasing clues. this car being towed. and just outside the city, another car found. three kalashnikov rifles inside. video of what happened on the street. from silence in the street, to suddenly a barrage of bullets. the suspects, they take aim, then shoot. then heavy gunfire ensues, sparks in the streets.
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for cover. patrick zachmann captured the images images. >> i heard the sound of a woman screaming. screaming, help me, help me. >> reporter: and just above the officers, the concert hall, sirens blaring. and then a flash. witnesses inside reported the attackers yelling, allahu akbar, god is great. and syria and iraq, too. and in front of the stage, the american band playing, when gunfire drowns the music. one singer appearing frozen. the drummer taking cover. behind that concert hall, hostages desperately trying to escape. hanging from the windows, one woman that tells everyone she's pregnant. the wounded hobbling down below.
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please, what's going on? one person yells. they're shooting at us, one responds. i'm here, baby, i'm here. a loved one calls to another, as more shots are fired. this is the deadliest attack on france since world war ii. and with isis claiming responsibility, we now know it was a highly-planned killing spree. six separate attacks, three teams of terrorists, the attackers wearing identical suicide belts. and tonight, a clearer portrait of the three hours of terror. and 9:20 p.m., a suicide bomber blowing himself up in the middle of a soccer match. five minutes later, 9:25 p.m., four miles away, gunmen open fire at two restaurants, killing 15. >> i was holding on to a woman on the floor with me, i realized she wasn't breathing. >> reporter: then at 9:32 p.m., a block away, shootings at
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five. four minutes later, gunmen opening fire at a third restaurant, killing 19. four more minutes go by, and a suicide bomber detonates his belt down the street. seriously wounding one civilian. and in those same moments, the men wielding ak-47 rifles began to shoot at concertgoers inside bataclan hall. as the band eagles of death metal were playing. and then two more suicide bombers detonating their belts outside the soccer stadium. shortly after midnight, 12:13 a.m., the police raid the concert hall. the attackers blowing themselves up. carnage across the city. the deputy mayor saying they had never seen anything like it. when you see the bullet holes through the windows of the restaurants, that's something that's entirely new?
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i must say, this is not paris. this is not paris. >> reporter: you can see the bullet holes where they fired through the windows of the restaurant. while people were having dinner inside. they've now placed flowers here. and if you come across the street, you can see the memorial that's been growing by the hour here. people coming to remember all of those who were lost. including this young family, bringing their little boy to light candles. but telling me, paying tribute in this small way is still not enough. >> i don't think coming is enough. it's not enough. >> reporter: we met so many families out across paris today. sharing that sentiment. in a moment, more on the pregnant woman you saw, clinging to a ledge for several minutes. and the other witnesses and hostages trying to get out.
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but we want to get to the manhunt, 200 miles away in brussels, three men connected to the terrorist attacks. one dead, one on the run, a third detained. they're warning that the one that got away is very dangerous, and they're telling the public not to intervene. they believe he's one of the attackers. here's terry moran. >> reporter: tonight, an international manhunt for a suspected terrorist that authorities say is one of the gunmen in the paris attacks. salah abdeslam. officials tell abc news he's one of three brothers, one died during the massacre, and the other has been detained in belgium. authorities warn people not to approach him under any circumstances. he's believed to have been involved in the shootings at restaurants and bars in paris. authorities tell abc news tonight. police picked up his escape trail after finding a car that had been used in the attack. and they believe he then took a
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en route, he was pulled over, at a traffic stop. but not detained, and he made it across the border. authorities later seized that car in belgium. now, the focus of the intense investigation in a poor suburb of brussels plagued by radicalism. it's one of the neighborhoods that has sent more jihadi fighters to syria and iraq than any other place in europe. seven arrests here yesterday. a chaotic scene, as one man was pinned over a wall and arrested. officers with guns drawn standing by. but tonight, salah abdeslam is still on the loose. one of the arrests was made in this house behind me. and the interior minister of belgium said today that the
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control. david? >> terry, thank you. and just down the street behind me, the concert hall still blocked off. there are still so many questions tonight. and the image seen around the world. the pregnant woman clinging to a ledge for more than two minutes. matt gutman tonight with her story, and the witnesses that saw it all. >> reporter: for more than two minutes, she dangled from the windowsill. and beneath her, people spilling out of the bataclan theater. some collapsing, still alive as the slaughter goes on inside the theater. you can hear her cry out. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: the camera pans. these people dragging victims. this man hobbling. throughout, the woman still hanging. finally, another person tries to help. and the fate of the mystery woman on the ledge, still a
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meanwhile, inside the theater -- >> we heard this crackling noise like firecrackers. >> reporter: and this theater in happier times on the website. but on this night -- >> we were covered with blood more than blood. pieces of flesh. >> reporter: they had been on a date night, now playing dead. they heard the shooters just feet away. >> in perfect french, no accent. the man said, you killed our brothers in syria. and now, we're here. >> reporter: the california-based band, apparently whisked away to safety. tonight, france began to release the names of the dead. and shown on the bbc, their faces. and 15 of those people died right here at this restaurant. you can still see the blood on the facade. and even in the middle of the night, people coming to pay tribute. laying wreaths, lighting
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candles, posting signs that like that. paris, the city of light. david? >> matt, thank you. we turn to the new questions this evening surrounding a passport discovered beside one of the attackers. it comes amid sweeping raids across belgium. now, this new image of that passport, a syrian passport, fueling a possible theory tonight that a terrorist may have faked his way into the country, slipping in as a refugee. here's brian ross. >> reporter: a major break in the investigation came when police in brussels arrested several possible suspects. and are now interrogating them. authorities say that leaders in syria planned the paris attack, part of a new strategy by isis.
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responsibility for paris issued in four different languages. french, russian, arabic, and english. >> there's a specific unit for planning and carrying out attacks in western europe and the united states. >> reporter:@at least one of the terrorists was sent with a wave of ref ewe gees. officials say he was far of the team that attacked the paris stadium. and was the first to detonate his vest. and another terrorist, assigned to attack the concert hall, has been identified as a 29-year-old french citizen flagged five years ago as a possible terrorist but never charged. his fingerprint was matched with a detached finger found in the
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>> tonight, the iraqi ambassador is confirming there have been several reports of a juaning. the cia has declined to comment. and french president hollande calling the attack an act of war, and president obama agreeing. and at the g-20 conference in turkey, president obama saying this is an attack on the civilized world. and russian president and obama huddled together, likely discussing the attacks. and now word of the french air strikes tonight. martha raddatz tonight on the strikes, and what, if anything, the u.s. may do next. >> reporter: the french air force tonight, pounding the de facto isis capital of raqqa in
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syria. following a stern warning today from president obama. to those responsible for the paris attacks. >> we stand in solidarity with them. and hunting down the perpetrators of the crime and bringing them to justice. >> reporter: isis is also strongly suspected of blowing up that russian jet. prompting that rare meeting between russian president putin and obama. obama urging the russian president to focus solely on isis. after months of u.s.-led air strikes, the president telling our george stephanopoulos before the paris attack, isis gains on the ground have stalled. >> from the start, our goal has been first to contain. and we have contained them. and they have not gained ground in iraq. in syria, they'll come in and leave. we haven't been able to completely decapitate their
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>> reporter: the military says about 75 mid or high level isis fighters have been killed since may, but as we've seen, many are outside of the borders of syria as well. david? >> martha, thank you. and there's still much more ahead on this special edition of "world news tonight." up next, the risk at home in america. tighter security across the u.s. tonight. football games, public places. but can sites like this really be kept safe? and how many isis sympathizers u.s. right now? debate after the tragedy in paris. is this islamic terrorism? and donald trump on how this would have been different if the people had had guns. and this man's message to
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finally here, in the past 24 hours, amid the horror, hope. a global outpouring, people standing behind the people of paris. these simple brush strokes have become a global symbol of solidarity. the blue,white, and red. here on the streets of paris, sitting at a single piano, with one song and a message. >> reporter: peace. that's our broadcast tonight from paris. i'm david muir. i thank you for watching.
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