Kerry in Paris in show of solidarity after deadly attacks

Kerry arrives in Paris after deadly terrorist attacks in country, shows support

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L), next to US ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley, delivers a speech at the US embassy in Paris on November 16, 2015

US Secretary of State on Monday arrived in Paris to commemorate victims of last week’s attacks and to show support in the war against DAESH terrorism.

The attacks hit six different sites in Paris on Friday evening, killing 129 people and injuring more than 300 others.

A 23-year-old US exchange student Nohemi Gonzalez was also killed in the attacks. 

State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry will express "shared resolve to continue countering violent extremism here and around the world."

US President Obama called the attacks “an outrageous attempt to terrorise innocent civilians,” and pledged support to a key ally, France.

French warplanes struck DAESH's main stronghold in Syria, the city of Raqqa on Sunday evening as part of  a US-led operation.  

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