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>> a worldwide backlash against refugees. governors across the u.s. say they will refuse to accept any from syria. and we're learning more about the victims aft tacks. as parisians mourn and struggle to return to normal. >> i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. the city of lights remains a city in mourning. three case after a string of cooperated terror attacks left 129 people dead french president francois hollande says his country is now at war. he repeated his vow to annihilate i.s.i.l. and said he would ask u.s. and russia to join forces with france to do it. suggestions that muslim refugees
be blocked from entering western countries is, quote, shameful. raids spread across france and belgium for suspects. dana lewis has more from paris. [♪ singing ] >> in an extraordinary version of parliament, politicians united to sing the french national anthem. then a standing ovation on francois hollande who declared war on the islamic state. >> it constitutes an aggression against our country, against our values, against its youth. >> overnight, police executed 168 raids in 19 regions of france. weapons seized more than 2 dozen arrests. police in neighboring belgium also rounded up people who may
have links to the paris tackers. who were they? 26-year-old salah abeslam, french police stopped him saturday but failed to detain him. another brother blew himself up in a paris bloodbath. a third brother, mohammed, spoke out. >> translator: we could never have imagined that one of my brothers could be linked to this terror attack. we do not know where he is at the moment. >> and police named abdel hamid abaaoud. he was behind the french train attack earlier in the summer that was thwarted by three americans. extended the state of emergency by three months in france and now threatened to strip anyone with consideration of their
french citizenship. a moment of silence around the country and around the world. at the notre dame cathedral, thousands stood for almost ten minutes out of respect. you get the sense of a deep sadness and emotion that people of france feel. there are tourists but business people and local residents. it seems there was no one left untouched from the brutal and bloody violence of friday. >> europe is a good thing in so many ways but it's a nice dream that has been, that is being destroyed because one failed to cater to common sense things like opening your borders. >> dana lewis, al jazeera, paris. >> to belgium now and more on the search for the most wanted man in europe p authorities believe that's where they'll find the eighth attacker abdel
hamid abaaoud. >> they were taking no chances. their focus was number 47 rue de la noir. their target, salah abeslam, the 8th attacker. it was a massive show of force. >> i saw the police rushing in. they put the barriers in place. i was wondering what was going on then they pushed everyone away. they asked us not to go outside. >> reporter: this is the face of the most wanted man in europe now and police believe he is hiding in the mollenbeck district. telling the occupants of the house at number 47 to open the windows and surrender. specialist units took up
positions on rooftops overlooking the targeted address. explosive charges were also used to clear the premises. but it was a false lead, news spread that the suspect had not been found. four hours after launching the raid the police units began to withdraw leaving behind a sense of shock and bewilderment among mollenbeck's regulars. >> the word shock is too soft. i'm talking to you with a sense that we have one foot in reality and the other in a sense we are lost. in the next 48 hours when we maybe start to understand what is happening here, then i think we will say wow. we are certainly in shock. we all are. >> another declined to give his name. >> translator: it's always like this in mollenbeck, the relations between police and the residents have always been very
difficult. for the past 20 years it's been like that. it's not new. it's true that what's happening now is making things worse. we didn't need the attacks in paris to find out we had jihadis in mollenbeck we already knew that. >> reporter: mollenbeck is a fertile ground for revolutionary youth. the complaint has been that too little has been done to effectively tackle the problem. >> translator: they are able to recruit these young people because of the economic situation people live in. the people who recruit them isn't just in mollenbeck. it has to be international because you can't buy kalashnikovs here. >> high profile policy statements, paris has changed
all that. but will the police response drive a further wedge between the residents and the authorities or will it bring new cooperation? paul brennan, al jazeera, mollenbeck brussels. >> emotions were high all across france today especially in both houses of parliament where president francois hollande delivered his historic address. he asked for increased power to go after i.s.i.l. and as al jazeera's neave barker tells us, hollande also ordered more air strikes against i.s.i.l. strongholds. >> members of both the upper and lower house he of parliament stood to sing the french national anthem. [♪ singing ] >> a rare moment in french politics, extraordinary times. addressing lawmakers, president francois hollande called on the country to unite during one of
france's darkest hours. >> translator: the terrorists believe that free societies will be affected by horror but they won't be at all. france has come through other tests. france is still here alive and kicking. and those who try challenge france is always history's losers. french are ardent valiant courageous, we don't engage in a war fence civilizations, we are in a war against jihadist terrorists. >> a change to the constitution given the government extra powers to prevent further attacks. the current state of emergency will be now extended for three months. paris is a changed city scarred by violence but you united in grief. a minute's silence to reflect on the worst attacks since the
second world war. at the place de la republic. >> i'm very touched i'm very upset and i wanted to pay tribute to these people. and yet i 30 it's important. we just want penny peace. >> the french government's treating the attacks as an act of war mobilizing all security and intelligence agencies despite all the extra effort the government is warning that future attacks could be imminent. it's difficult to make sense of what's happened in paris whether the country still remains at risk. overnight french police staged 168 raids in several major statistician across the country. these images show the toulouse raid, more than 100 people have been placed under house arrest. >> translator: last night across france the police with the help of the intelligence services carried out about 150
searches at the homes of individuals suspected of various offenses. besides the items seized and the interrogations these searches allow us to speed up our investigations into radicalized individuals. >> reporter: the raids came as framp launched itfrance launchet raids on raqqa. as the country pauses to reflect on friday's attacks the government now says it's taking unprecedented action to safeguard its citizens. neave barker, al jazeera, paris. >> al jazeera's david chater joins us from paris, david, air strikes to tough talk to french politician he. how are people reacting, what is the mood there in the city? >> reporter: well, there are two answers to that question
actually, antonio. the fact is that the lights are coming back on, the people are coming back into the streets, the bistros, the cafe shops are all open again. it is beginning to look at least more like the paris that we've known. but there's no doubt that underneath it all there is stilt a bit of fear, a bit of alarm. they still don't know what is going on here. they still don't know if they're safe. and we see all the time, the nervous reactions of both the police and the people at the slightest noise, the slightest fire cracker going off causes a panic. so paris is not yet got back to normal and i think it will take a long time before it is. >> now secretary of state john kerry arrived there today. he didn't announce the visit in advance because of security concerns. what did he have to say? >> reporter: well, the u.s.
secretary of state of course mentioned the fact that france is america's oldest ally. and he's come here not just for a meeting with the frpped francoifrenchpresident frndfrent to show toll dater. the lights have not gone out in the city of light, he switched on the outside lights bathing the embassy in the colors of the french flag, the red, white and blue. but he also said that we're all parisians now, in echo of the words after the 9/11 strikes in new york. then he had some very tough words for the perpetrators of the black friday massacre here in the center of paris. let's hear what he said. >> we don't have the power to bring them back. so we must do, instead, what is
within our power. and that begins with the sense of fears solidarity among -- fierce solidarity among good and decent people everywhere with a vow that we will never be intimidated by terrorists and with the promise that we will never allow these murderers to achieve their vile aims. >> okay, i guess we've lost david chater in paris, our thanks to him. member of the council on foreign relations his research focuses on how governments respond to terror attacks. he joins us vee skype from boston. max thanks for taking the time for us. >> sure. >> the french interior minister
said the terrorists will never destroy france because it is france that will destroy them. french president francois hollande echoed that. how do you see these comments? >> these sorts of comments are rather predictable. when countries are attacked by terrorism in theory they might become more conciliatory. they might try appease the perpetrators in order to convince them not to inflict any more pain on the population. but that's really only in theory. in practice, when countries are targeted by terrorism, especially when the population is harmed, when civilians are attacked, governments tend to do the exact opposite by going on the offensive. by rallying around the flag. by granting greater freedom of action, to the executive. and very typically, using
military force against the perpetrators as well as their sympathizers. i sometimes refer to this as a terrorism boomerang. because the terrorists attack the target country and then the target country becomes very defiant, just as the french are now. >> but arguably after the charlie hebdo attacks in january, france's reaction was somewhat conciliatory and -- >> no it wasn't. >> well they took -- certainly they took tough measures they adopted their version of a patriot act but they also did focus on some of the marginalization of some of the muslims in paris. this time the focus really has not been there at all, it's been much more aggressive. >> i respectfully disagree with your characterization. after the charlie hebdo attacks the terrorists were believed to be still on the loose yet the french were defiant. they turned out in unprecedented numbers unseen since world war
ii, to march. they didn't shy away from buying the charlie hebdo magazine. they bought it again in unprecedented numbers and they moved their one aircraft carrier the charles de de gaulle to the persian gulf. the attacks are even bigger, and france will respond in kind. >> francois hollande has declared the first state of emergency since the algerian war in the 1950s. some of the measures they are taking seem draconian. are the right and left in france as a result of these attacks getting closer to being on the same page? >> that's a very good question. in the face of terrorism, the entire political system tends to shift to the political right. i'm talking about the electorate, as well as the
leadership. and so those on the left move more to the center. those in the center move more to the right. and those on the right move to the far right. the biggest beneficiary of this in france is going to be le pen, the far right in france which is already xenophobic. poses a security threat now they can say look you know essentially we have sacrificed our own security for this humanitarian imperative but we need to ultimately take care of the fren french first. >> thank you. the g20 summit which ended today, the concessions over fighting i.s.i.l. and syria's civil war. and touching trivia in the 19
the international symbol of paris also reopened to visitors earlier today. the attacks in paris dominated the g20 summit, wrapping up in turkey today, and also stressed the need to quickly find a political solution to the in syria. >> victims of the paris attacks there was a call not to associate terrorism with refugees any religion, nationality or ethnic group. >> translator: to make a connection between terrorist activities and refugees is an attempt to dismiss humanitarian responsibilities. we need to fight together against terrorism. >> but how? from the country, a recognition of what it can do militarily. barack obama ruled out any ground offenses.
>> that would be a mistake. we would see a repetition of what we've seen before, which is if you do not have local populations that are committed to inclusive governance, and who are pushing back against ideologic extremes, that they resurface. unless we're prepared to have a permanent occupation of these countries. >> but air strikes are intensifying. and europe and the u.s. have pushed russia to do more to target i.s.i.l. rather than just forces opposed to bashar al-assad. >> translator: we have established contact with part of the syrian opposition which have asked us not to strike territories under their control. we came to this agreement and we followed it. if this armed opposition starts actively targeting terrorist
groups, firstly i.s.i.l, we are prepared to provide support. >> more to cut i.s.i.l.'s access to money and new recruits. i.s.i.l. is not a traditional military opponent as barack obama pointed out but ultimately as everyone here agreed the key is to resolve the political crisis in syria. bernard smith, al jazeera, antalya. >> around the world, people are taking part in demonstrations against i.s.i.l. in india, muslims gathered in solidarity with the paris victims. muslims in other countries have revived the not my name campaign which seeks to show how i.s.i.l. distorts islam. we're learning more tonight about the victims of the paris attacks. most.them were young just out to enjoy a friday night, celebrating the end of the work week when the nightmare unfolded. al jazeera's roxana saberi
reflection on what was lost. >> it's the little things that made them all so different. those who loved each of the victims of the paris attacks, irreplaceable. >> (bleep) terrorism! >> 129 people from 19 nations, with details about the paths they forged in lines. most were killed at the bataclan concert hall, there to see the band eagles of death metal. nick, avenues of the attack, his girlfriend posted frantic meivelingmessages looking for ha final going, sleep tight my friend. have this man lived in paris with his wife, his band posted a
message on facebook page. friends say had infectious energy. and more fell as they enjoyed the paris night life at restaurants and cafes. maria a 24-year-old marketing manager. jamilla hood, a 23-year-old american, noemi gonzalez who was studying design. they were at the belle equippe. >> we were eight brothers and sisters and now we became six in one evening. >> as french muslims they worry not with their own loss but also about the public's response. >> we are all inhabitants of this planet. there were black people arabic jewish people there, all of us were hit so wear all in the same
>> this is one of the most important sites in the century. >> this linked the mafia and the church. >> why do you think you didn't get the medal of honor? >> i can't allow you not to go into that because that is your job. >> we gonna bring this city back one note at a time. >> proudest moment in my life.
>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm antonio mora. as we reported one of the attackers is believed to have slipped into europe posing as a syria refugee. security in europe and beyond. al jazeera's jonah hull reports. >> of the many treaded details one key detail may have the widest significance. a syrian passport, is its holder having entered europe by the greek islands as a refugee. >> what i believe is that there will be irrational demands for
completely closing down immigration flows especially from syria. >> the passport connection has not yet been proven but already those calls have begun. this changes everything, the words of a german politician challenging chancellor angela merkel's open door policy on refugees. poland has refused to take part of the refugees refugee system and here in france incendiary from the national far right leader marine la pen, illegal foreigners deported about. >> i think it's going to be harder to be an immigrant in europe. >> eve is an asylum lawyer based in paris. >> will seize the opportunity and it's not a new argument. they had started talking about this but the confusion they kind of emphasize is very dangerous between terrorist and then you
slide into muslim and from muslim to arab and from arab to migrant. and they put everything in one lot. >> those who defend europe's migration policies the french government among them have argued over the past few days that it's wrong to connect what happened here in paris with the refugee crisis that the hundreds of thousands of people making their way to europe are fleeing the very people who carried out friday's attacks but those voices are in danger of being drown out by the rising clamor of the populace right. and there is another dimension to consider in the so-called islamiislamic state's motives fr those attacks. >> the message from i.s.i.s. is come and join us because of the expected retaliation from france and europeans in general will be so harsh, this is somehow an unwelcome home and they've got to go back. >> if friday's attacks succeed in turning europe against the
refugees and even secular muslims against muslims in general, that might be the very result i.s.i.l. was aiming for. jonah hull, al jazeera, paris. >> rand paul wants to make sure no one gets into united states to mount a similar attack. governors from around the one say they are closing their doors to syrian refugees. governors from 20 states say they will no longer accept migrants from war torn syria. six governors say they will accept migrants. others are looking into their options. >> now a visiting scholar at carnegie europe and joins us from brussels. very good to have you with us ambassador. what do you see as the headline coming out of the g20 meeting
beyond president obama calling for redoubling of efforts against i.s.i.l. is it a more cooperative putin combined with a u.s. seemingly more willing to cooperate with limb? >> i think beyond the usual words of collaboration, cooperation against i.s.i.l. what we're going to see is, in fact, a cooperation with russia. so far russia has intervened in support of the assad regime. maybe they will change and operate against i.s.i.l. but certainly there will be more exchanges. also, i think one of the expectations after the g20 in antalya is that turkey will take definitely a more active role against i.s.i.l. >> all right let's talk about both of those. do you think russia will cooperate both on the political front toward a political solution in syria and on a military front to fighting i.s.i.l. because, as you know, assad is again emphasizing how
he is the solution if the rest of the world wants to destroy i.s.i.l. >> well, i think the russian objectives in landing a force in syria have already been obtained. they have strong military foothold, they have a base and naval facility that will help the objectives throughout the middle east not just syria. they have shored up the assad regime and they've made a point in the u.n. maybe they will move against i.s.i.l. militarily but that is not clear at this point and of course is very complicated in technical terms to have the u.s. air force, the french air force and others, together with russian air force. >> you mentioned turkey, it has been seen as weak in collaborating with its nato partners, it waited a long time before it allowed coalition planes to fly from the incirlik air base, didn't control the
flow of fighters to i.s.i.l, didn't control the trade that financed i.s.i.l. operations. but do you think turkey will take a more aggressive stance? >> i think turkey is now being pressured by the western coalition to do more on sealing the border. and in stemming the flow of oill can the flow of munitions the flow of jihadists. the october 10 suicide bombing in ankara i think by now turkey has realized that they are under the same threat as france or belgium or anybody else in the coalition. >> and one horrible irony in what has happened is that i.s.i.l. is greatly responsible for creating the refugee crisis in the middle east and europe but now it could be hurting those refugees their chances to get asylum on the other end, especially one of the attackers
may have gotten into europe, posing as a refugee. and already the antirefugee voices are getting louder. >> yes, it is a tragedy. the fate of the asylum seekers should be totally independent, should be a humanitarian issue and then an integration issue or a temporary protection solution. but they're going to suffer and we've had calls in several eu countries now to stop the flow of migrants. it's easy to say of course, politically it may be beneficial for some political parties. it's almost impossible to do. >> now finally you're in belgium which seems to have been a base for the plotters in the paris attacks. no matter what france does from a security standpoint, the reality is europe is only as strong as its weakest link because of the ease of travel for terrorists to prepare an attack in one country and move
and go attack another. >> the issue of the belgian connection is not new, it was there in january, at least on the side of weapons procurement. because the law on weapons sales is much weaker in belgium than it is in france.though this aspect is not new and will have to be fixed. what is new that as far as we know today, after only a few days of inquiries that a lot of the planning and the logistics and the preparations have been done in brussels as a sort of delocalized rear base for the attackers. and a lot of coming and going ahas taken place with simple cars on the highway. so that impacts the shengen treaty. france has closed the border, that is a temporary solution,
some will say do away with schengen or restrictions on schengen. >> ambassador good to have you with us. thank you. french president francois hollande reiterated his feelin feelings, laurent fabius. >> france's new muscular contribution to the air war against i.s.i.l. is certainly welcomed here at the pentagon, even as officials quietly admit it is more symbolic than strategic value. french mirage and rafael jets dropped 20 bombs on i.s.i.l.'s
de facto capital the syrian city of raqqa. picked by the french based on intelligence newly shared by the u.s. >> translator: speaking to the french parliament french president francois hollande promised to keep up the stepped up strikes. the ship charles de gaulle will triple the air strikes. that's not saying much. as of last week the coalition conducted just over 2800 strikes in syria, of which more than 2600 were u.s., and just 146 were by other countries. of which, only a handful were french. the french bombardment of raqqa was only one of seafn tacks by coalition aircraft on sunday including one in abu kamal,
where u.s. a-tens and ac 130 gun ships destroyed 160 fuel trucks. it was a bid to cut into i.s.i.l.'s black market oil revenues estimated at $1 million a day. in washington, cia director john brennan warned that the paris attacks were not in his words a one off event. >> i would anticipate this is not the only operation that i.s.i.l. has in the pipeline and security intelligence services right now in europe and other places are working feverishly to see what they can do in temps of uncovering it. >> as if to uncover the event, i.s.i.l. says, we swear that we will strike america at its center in washington. the pentagon says u.s. military bases are already on high alert but it did issue a temporary ban on u.s. military travel to france.
meanwhile, the u.s. and france will share more information faster, pentagon officials have ordered an end to some review procedures that were delaying the rapid sharing of time sensitive intelligence. antonio. >> jamie mcintire at the pentagon. while they still don't know how the attacks were planned, paul beban is here with a look back how the group took over from large parts of syria and how the rest of the world is responding. >> we'll go back to april 2013 where after two years of civil war the leader of al qaeda in syria, abu bakr al-baghdadi declared the islamic state in syria, what we call i.s.i.s. or i.s.i.l. i.s.i.l. began capturing territory in syria and in june
2013 took mosul. at that time, i.s.i.l. controlled territory the size of jordan, a lot of space. the u.s. launched its first air strikes against i.s.i.l. after it pushed deeper into iraqi kurdistan, and those attacks continued after i.s.i.l. beheaded james foley and steve sotloff. the city of kobani fell to the kurds in february, 2013 after being controlled by i.s.i.l. for months. but by july of this year, the number of refugees fleeing syria topped 4 million, at least 6 million more had actually fled their homes inside syria but stayed in the country and some 250,000 had died in the fighting.
now at the end of september things somehow got even more complicated because that's when russia began launching air strikes in syria, targeting not i.s.i.l. but instead supporting the syrian government by striking rebel forces mainly in the west. russia's air strikes are forcing even more refugees to flee the country and head for europe. in the wake of the attacks in paris, one of those terrorists possibly posing as a refugee from syria, that is a problem in an already desperate scene. stiept. >> mark ki kim kimmit is joinin. today even dianne feinstein, the
top democrat on the senate foreign relation committee, says i.s.i.l. is expanding. what do you think? >> i'd have to side with senator feinstein on this case. it's clear that they may be -- have part of their cal faith inside iraq and syria reduced. but i think you can see that not only the reach of i.s.i.s. but the capabilities of i.s.i.s. have exploded exponentially in the past few months. they have been able to take down an egyptian airliner, conduct attacks in ankara and lebanon and the last few days in paris. so to suggest that i.s.i.l. is contained i take is a bit of a stretch. >> talk about the reach in capabilities, today ben rhodes one of the president's top national security advisors says that he did not believe that i.s.i.l. likely has the likely capability of attacking the united states. what do you think about that
comment? >> well, i also heard what the director of the cia said and i would suggest that ben rhodes needs to talk to the director of cia. he certainly thinks that there will be more attacks, mike moorel certainly thinks there will be attacks in the united states. i think we would be putting our heads in the sand if we didn't plan for the official of attacks in the united states. particularly since i.s.i.l. just flounced today that that's their target. >> yeah that they're targeting d.c. while the rhetoric in france and elsewhere has been ramped up with the talk of destroying i.s.i.l, president obama said the paris attacks were a terrible settle back and the u.s. would redouble efforts, and that the u.s. strategy is working. i take it you do not agree. what do you think needs to be done? >> really, the solution is not necessarily diplomatic or military. in fact the one area where the strategy is lacking completely
is in our ability to attack the narrative. what's bringing these people all together inside of syria and iraq is a very strict adherence to a form of islam that has the capability of attracting recruits, is a wonderful method for propaganda and terrorizes the rest of the world by its videos and it's social media. why we are not taking on that narrative is beyond me. to my mind, if madison avenue can sell ice toest ki to eskimod a counternarrative. we need a madison avenue approach to attack this narrative. >> former president nicholas
sarkozy argued. >> should the united states more carefully coordinate with the russians? >> it is not just the u.s. and russia. it is the 60 nations, we have assembled versus the russians and the iranians. it would certainly make a lot of sense for us to work together to have a commonality of effort. we are looking at that in syria there's no reason we shouldn't do that in the region. >> even though iran and hezbollah are fighting with the russians and syrian government forces? >> well, at this point i set assemblsimply said iran and rus. doesn't have a legitimate dog in the fight but when you are talking about the size and
structure of what the iranians and russians are doing it would make stones me and i've said this before we should be talking to the russians and work ising in a concerted effort here. >> mark ki kimmitt thank you. >> now heavy floods are threatening displaced by the violence in iraq. al jazeera's imran khan reports from the bajarka camp. >> a few days of rain have turned makeshift streets into muddy paths. she's lived here for 18 months after escaping i.s.i.l. fighters who seized her home in mosul.
>> sometimes we sleep in the kitchen, other i times in the bathroom, we have incorporate to go when the rains come. whether the rains come,. >> the u.n. refusing agency, u.n. hcr has a cash crisis and is cutting back on the gasoline it provides. the biggest challenges for this camp, the emothers, it's if it's not the cold it's the rain. for the most vulnerable the children this is a real clalg. if disease takes a lott hold in this camp it can spread very easily. the. >> we are much concerned from rain storms. we are doing our best to
overcome such harsh conditions by providing waterproof covers for these tents. but frankly speaking, these tents can't sphierve strong rainstorms. >> it's been eight months since the head of the u.n. aid agency said the organization is at a tipping point but these refugees continue to suffer. >> through the eyes.cartoonists. also the struggle of parisians. city still on edge. and more on the back lag of refugees in the state.
>> people in havana joined in tribute to those killed in the paris attacks. flags flew at half staff in the french embassy there and cubans streamed in to sign a book of condolence. many brought flowers to express their support. >> translator: it's really a reaction of outrage and so we ask and need solidarity from the international community. there were victims from many different nationalities. it was also a 81 crowd, a group that represented the diversity that is an ancient value of democracy. >> cuba and france have long standing ties. the french government sponsors
several cultural centers and schools in cuba. now to our global view segment with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. >> this cartoon tweetby an account called the message of islam, shows the international community focusing on what it portrays as a small injury to france while ignoring the massive injuries to syria in the back ground. a juxtaposition, bar, the vaim place after thsameplace after td stained. the goddess of liberty crying in front of the eiffel tower. the classic children's book madeline. in an old house in paris that is covered with vines live 12 little girls whose country still
shines. the new work week saw parisians venturing out of their home, some for the first time since the attacks. the country is trying to return slowly to normal. but as adam rainey found out. unlikely. >> as parisians start their first work week in the wake of the deadly attacks here. a burdened wearness pain and fear. but many are happy to have something to do, somewhere to go. >> let's go to work, let's go to dance, let's go to do it and drink. life doesn't go, doesn't stop. >> despite positive sentiment danger seems ever close. over the pa system a warning of a suspicious package on the
metro. a warning people take more seriously now. as people try create a new normal they realize that could be hard. >> we cannot change because people used to be more, i don't know, more alive, i would say. >> there's always work to do in a city and work this street cleaner says can be therapeutic. >> reporter: . >> we see our colleagues, we're all togethe together we talk bit feels good. it's better than being locked up doing nothing, it's good. >> place de la republic, where people have been holding candlelight vigils, looking for comfort. an imprompt you promptu concert. the opportunity to feel alive again. adam rainey, al jazeera, paris.
good evening. this is al jazeera america. international man hunt, a suspect linked to the paris attacks on the run and the state of emergency in france tonight. refusing to help some politician are now questioning asylum for syrian refugees in the ovulate s. we look at the fears and the facts. state of war, france stems up bombing runs with the u.s. and syria. what is being