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there are little makeshift memorials set up all over. people were coming out to lay flowers and light candles and you really did not get that sense of fear. people we talked to said they don't want to let the terrorists win. they don't want to be scared and they said they weren't but we saw that people are still on edge and especially cautious now from what we saw with everyone running yesterday when they heard those fire works. so still some tension. but overall, people say they have a sense of security. >> behind those images capture the sort of tensions and stress that many people in paris are feeling at this hour. marci gonzales live for us in paris. we'll check back with you in our next half hour. french police reportedly conducting anti-terror raids in several cities this morning after the military took aim at isis. here's martha ra dats. >> reporter: the french air force tonight, pounding the de facto isis capital of raqqa in northern syria.
the bombing campaign following a stern warning issing from president obama to those responsible for the paris attacks. >> we stand in solidarity with them in hunting down the perpetrators of the crime and bringing them to justice. >> reporter: isis is also strongly suspected of blowing up that russian passenger jet prompting that rare private meeting between obama and vladimir putin. obama urging the russian president to focus air strikes 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. they have not gained ground in iraq. and in syria, they'll come in, they'll leave. what we have not yet been able to do is to completely depap tate their command and control structures. >> reporter: the military says about 75 mid or high level isis fighters have been killed since
there are thousands and thousands of fighters in iraq and syria and as we've seen, many outside those borders, as well. that is the real challenge. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. and pope francis is condemning the attacks calling it blasphemy to use the name of god to justify violence and hatred. he told an audience in st. peter's square he was shocks at the barbarity of the attacks. he added violence and hatred problems. >> a few tense moments for bound plane. they were forced off an american airlines flight after members of the crew expressed concern about two men on team. a k-9 team swept the plane and didn't find anything suspicious. the passengers then reboarded the plane. the two men were questioned, plane. about 300 el-al passengers made an unexpected stop in montana this weekend.
flight made the landing after an engine fire warning light aim came on. there was no evidence of smoke or fire. the passengers stranded till a replacement plane took them to new jersey. >> one of the aspect of the paris attacks is the way in which isis may have done its planning. there is concern isis has developed a hi-tech way of communicating. pierre thomas with the details. >> reporter: the massacre in paris caught western intelligence and the french by surprise. while we don't yet know why the plot went undetected, officials are deeply concerned that isis may have deployed new encryption technology making that communications invisible, so-called going dark. >> i've been complaining about the ability to go dark. i think it's going to play a significant factor in this event. i'm very interested to see what type of phones they're equipped
on those phones. >> reporter: here in the u.s., security expanded at nfl games and locations like times square. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. as we mentioned earlier, american flags are being flown at half-staff as a sign of respect for the terror attack victims. that includes the flags at the white house, federal buildings across the country and american military and diplomatic stations around the world. the lowered flags will fly till thursday. the city of san antonio, texas is already showing support for the people of paris. hundreds gathered at a small memorial installed in the city's main plaza ob sunday. among them the two nba stars who call san antonio home. the spurs boris diaw and tony parker. they and the others at the event left flowers, lit candles inside a military book that will be sent to paris. both of those players are from france. in raleigh, north carolina, another somber event for paris.
300 people gather inside the historic morse square to honor the victims. among the dead was a 23-year-old french student who was about to join her best friend at college in raleigh. ten months ago, people gathered on the same spot to the mourn the lives of those lost in the attack on the pa rission magazine "charlie hebdo." >> we're getting new details about the terror victims in paris. >> and also ahead, the mother to be dangling from a window ledge to escape gunfire inside a theater. the stories of survival shared worldwide. >> and the piano player in the middle of paris with a song of peace as cities across the globe stand in support of the survivors in the french capital. you're watching "world news now." it seems that every year, we have to watch out for different types of germs. which is why it's important for your wipes to kill a broad spectrum of
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some of the gripping images of that horrible night there in paris. it's been nearly three days since the attacks in paris but around the world, people are still having difficulty processing the magnitude of this horror. >> one particularly heart wrenching image was a woman clinging for dear life from a ledge. many people didn't realize she
was three stories up and pregnant. matt gutman has more on her story. >> reporter: for more than two minutes she dangled with the window sill. beneath the woman, people spilling out of the bataclan theater, some collapsing right there still alive as the slaughter goes on inside the theater. listen, you can hear her cry out. mr., mr., i'm pregnant. the camera pans. these people dragging victims. this man hobbling. and throughout, the woman still hanging. finally another person tries to help. and the fate of that mystery woman on the ledge still a mystery tonight. meanwhile inside the theater -- >> we heard this crackling noise like firecrackers. >> reporter: the gunman on the balcony level in the theater seen in happier times on the website. but on this night. >> we were covered with more than blood. pieces of flesh. >> reporter: they had been on a
now playing dead, they heard the shooters just feet away. >> reporter: in perfect french, 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. france began releasing the names of the dead and now as shown by the bbc their faces. 15 of these people died at this restaurant. you can still see the blood smearing the facade of the restaurant. even in the middle of the night, people paying tribute laying
makeshift memorials are mounting in size at the sites of those deadly attacks in paris. >> at least 129 people were killed and more than 350 wounded. the bbc's damian gra mat cuss has more on the victims and their families. >> reporter: two young men, one word. assassinated. the family have run their restaurant for generations. and everyone around here it seems loved the place and its owners. >> translator: they always had a smile for everyone. they were so kind.
years. but it touches you. >> translator: i feel grief. >> reporter: pierre had a lust for life. stefan albertini made everyone laughed. both were murdered 59 the concert. >> the restaurant has been here for 45 years, a fixture of this neighborhood. everyone here knew it. pierre and stefan are the third generation of their family to run the place. as one of the messages on the wall puts it, we have no words to describe our sadness and our anger. this little restaurant has drawn film stars, politicians and footballers. they're a family crushed. >> translator: it's a nightmare, obviously, it's a nightmare. they took over the restaurant two years ago and it was doing really well. they were hard working.
they were so well-known even worldwide. it's had an enormous impact on our family. it's horrible. there are no words. >> translator: it's something we can't understand. we never thought it would happen to us. but it's everyone. >> reporter: and the stories of others like 23-year-old nohemi gonzalez are emerge too long, an american exchange student, she was shot dead outside la pete cam boj restaurant. >> mimi was very adventurous. she had a lot of strength, a lot of determination and giving. she was a beautiful person. >> reporter: at la carroll lon bar jack survived. shot in the shoulder, he called his father at home from gilford from an ambulance just after the attack. >> suddenly you realize how far away you are. but in a way it was quite hard to receive the phone call. i'm on the phone. i've been shot. it's just crazy. >> reporter: some families are
ones not sure if they're alive or dead. here is where they come for answers. marion was last seen unconscious in the bataclan concert hall. >> translator: we have to continue searching since we don't have news to say she's died her uncle told me. we have to keep looking. >> i'm still optimistic said her aunt. there are lots of people who haven't been identified who are unconscious in the hospitals. i think we'll find her. there's uncertainty too when the family will open this restaurant. we are shattered, we are disgusted by this enormous injustice. bbc news, paris. >> this morning there are family members of 15 people in 15 different countries rather i should say that are mourning the loss of their family members. >> it's affected everyone across the globe and french president fan swau hollande has said the response would be fierce.
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brushstrokes have become a global symbol of solidarity. jesuis paris. the blue, white and red and all spontaneous chorus. >> reporter: here on the streets of paris, sitting down at a single piano with one song and a message. peace. >> something just so therapeutic about hearing that and so touching. > very beautiful. we want to give you a sense of today's headlines across the world. we have a couple of french
i'll give you, this is liberation. basically saying generation bat da clan referring to them as festive young, open cosmopolitan people. a portrait it gives of the victims of the attack. >> and here domestically "the washington post" leading with paris plot may involve up to 20. they're also looking at the bombing campaign that the french are coordinating with the u.s. and also the broad search for the eighth attacker. >> another french newspaper here. basically saying how we're all together in this. >> it has in many ways brought so many countries together. isis felt like it was on the back burner. the president in that interview with george stephanopoulos. >> a lot of people are worried what happens next and what country will be possibly be a victim next. >> "the new york times" today
this morning on "world news now," tension in paris. the growing police presence on this day of mourning. in the french capital after friday's deadly terror attacks. . the grief and struggle in the hours ahead. >> and happening now, the intensifying manhunt for a primary suspect and anyone responsible for friday's attacks. the police raids in belgium and france. new this half hour, the political debate over isis and syria's refugees. >> from hillary clinton and bernie sanders to donald trump and marco rubio. the presidential hopefuls look for votes while addressing terrorism. and later, how the terrorists took aim at everyday life in france from theaters to sporting events, how isis tried to take away the sense of security in paris.
complete coverage on this monday, november 16th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning to you on this monday. i'm reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. let's get started with the grief and sadness in paris. blind sided by the brutal terror attacks that claimed 129 lives and put cities across the globe on high alert. >> the city still in mourning, the eiffel tower dark again overnight. in just hours europe will join france in a moment of silence. >> these are live pictures, of course, of the eiffel tower. the other major headlines, we should tell you overnight, an international manhunt is under way for a suspected gunman, one of three brothers linked to the attack. there are reports of anti-terrorism police raids in several french cities happening this morning. and france has launched punishing air strikes, dropping 20 bombs on the isis stronghold in raqqa.
our coverage begins with wabc's jim dolan in paris. >> reporter: a growing presence of armed police and military continues to patrol the streets of paris, a city whose people are suddenly tense. they ran in panic. well, it's not clear why they ran. something heard or imagined by someone, an overwhelming fear that spread in an instant. outside the famous cathedral of notre dame, bells tolled for the victims here in paris as the city continued its somber wrenching period of mourning. there would be a special mass at the cathedral and parisians lined up to hear it as did some tourists. >> it's a gregorian mass. i'm hoping there will be chanting which is such a beautiful sound. so i'm hoping that the music will bring back some of the beauty into the hearts of the people. >> reporter: it was both beautiful and somber
a city of culture and refinement, of art and beauty. but rattled just now from the horror of it all. there's a tremendous amount of sadness and reflection. the blood banks are full of people. it's with an impact even stronger than the "charlie hebdo" massacre in january. >> reporter: many are out in the city reclaiming it in their own way by behaving as close to normal as paris gets now. there is so much sadness here still. and still, so much fear. the new workweek will begin here in france, a nation that knows few days ago, that in every sense that matters, they are at war. jim dolan, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> we do thank jim dolan from wabc. coverage continues with the latest on the investigation as well as the memorials.
the french capital. marci, let's start with the manhunt. what do we know at this hour? >> reporter: good morning. we know that an international manhunt has been started for 26-year-old salah abdeslam and investigators believe that he is the terrorist who led a group of gunmen on that shooting spree at bars and restaurants killing so many there. they now believe there were a total of ten terrorists involved in the attacks here friday night. seven of them died at the scenes. three managed to escape, including abdeslam, one of his brothers and one other person. person found what they believe to be the getaway cars they used. they've taken the other two men who got away, we're told, into custody but now are still searching for abdeslam and they say he is incredibly dangerous asking police around the world to be on the lookout for him. >> they found quite an arsenal in the vehicle, as well.
military fighting back? >> reporter: yeah, the french air force wasted no time in launching attacks in syria because of course, they believe that isis commanders in syria are the ones who planned and ordered these attacks. so yesterday, we saw air strikes on more than 20 different locations in the defacto isis capital of raqqa in northern syria. we're told those bombs hit a command post, training camp, recruiting center, as well as a weapons warehouse. reena and kendis. >> president hollande did promise it would be a fierce response. we are seeing that now. abc's marci gonzales reporting live this morning from paris. an american college student from california is the first american casualty of the attacks in france. nohemi gonzalez was a student at cal state long beach studying abroad this semester, she was that were attacked.
her honor. gonzalez' mother is mourning the young woman who had big dreams. >> i feel loss, sadness, and it was my only daughter. >> the cal state vigil also honored others who died in the attacks and to support the people of france, several americans are believed to be among the more than 300 people who were also injured. the new york stock exchange will observe a moment of silence before this morning's opening bell. traders will pay tribute to victims of the paris attacks. the financial week began in asia overnight with stocks sinking as much as 2%. stock futures point to a weak start on wall street. our coverage of the attacks on paris and the impact worldwide continues all morning long. in our next half hour, we'll get a live update from france and get the president's reaction from the g-20 summit. responsibility for twin suicide attacks in beirut on thursday, at least 43 people were killed
in the blast just moments apart in a crowded shopping center. part of the same wave of terror that included paris. this morning, lebanon arrested 11 people, mostly syrians including a would be bomber. but officials say they are bracing for more attacks. and here at home, extreme weather, a rare twister striking central california. witnesses said the tornado was on the ground for nearly a mile leaving behind a trail of damage, trees torn down and part of a church roof was ripped off. there were no injuries. powerful winds struck other parts of california. gusts in some areas up to 70 miles per hour. >> the management of a circus that was performing in philadelphia now looking into how a couple of zebras got loose. they were on the loose for about recaptured. police in philadelphia had some fun with the situation saying the suspects were already sporting prison gear when they ran for it. activists said it was an example
of why wild animals shouldn't be in circuses. to our top story with a look at how the paris attacks were carried out. >> and also how the terrorists targeted everyday life in the french capital, skipping famous destinations, taking aim at the vulnerable. and american presidential hopefuls and their viewpoints on fighting isis and controlling terrorism. the complete debate among democrats and republicans. after our look at today's forecast map. you're watching our special edition of "world news now." "world news now" weather, brought to you by creditcards.com. to offer us today? that's my game of, that's my name haa! thank you. watch me make your interest rate... disappear. there's gotta be a better way to find the right card. whatever kind you're searching for, creditcards.com lets you compare hundreds of cards to find the one just search, compare, and apply at creditcards.com.
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president obama has ordered the flags at the public and federal buildings here in the u.s. to half-staff this entire week to honor the victims of the deadly terror attacks in paris. >> at last count, at least 129 people were killed and more than 350 wounded by seven attackers wearing matching suicide belts. abc's david muir walks us through the attack moment by moment. >> paris remains a city on edge. mourners gagering here at the place de le republique laying flowers, everything calm. and then suddenly, panic sets in. a rush, screams, thousands begin running. a stampede begins. police say fireworks being set off were to blame for the chaos. crowds trampling on the carefully-laid memorials. falling down right onto the candles, sprinting as teams of
police approach, guns raised, peering around the squad cars. and this all comes as there is an all-out manhunt under way. police chasing clues. this car being towed near the scene of one of the paris attacks. and just outside the city, another car found. three kalashnikov rifles inside. the discoveries come as this new video emerges. capturing the moment french police go head-to-head with the terrorist gunmen who inflicted their horror inside that concert hall. "time" magazine obtaining video of the terrifying scene unfolding in realtime friday night, from silence in the street to suddenly a barrage of bullets. officers crouch behind their police cars carefully approaching the suspects. they take aim, then shoot. then heavy gunfire ensues, sparks in the streets. more than a dozen shots. innocent bystanders can be seen
photographer patrick zachmann captured the 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. yelling syria and iraq, too. and in front of the stage, the american band playing, when suddenly the gunfire drowns the music. one singer appearing frozen. the drummer taking cover. behind that concert hall, hostages desperately trying to escape through emergency exits. even the windows above. and hanging from those windows, one woman who tells everyone she's pregnant. the wounded hobbling down below. others being dragged away from the gunfire. please, what's going on?
one person yells. they're shooting on us, one responds. i'm here, baby, i'm here. a loved one calls to another, as more shots are fired. this is now the deadliest attack here in 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. a clearer portrait of those three hours of terror. the first of the attacks outside the stadium. a suicide bomber blowing himself up in the middle of a soccer match. five minutes later, 9:25 p.m., four miles away, gunmen in a black car 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 another restaurant, killing five. four minutes later, gunmen opening fire on a third restaurant hitting diners on a terrace killing 19.
suicide bomber detonates his belt further down the street seriously wounding one civilian. and in those same moments, the three men wielding ak-47 rifles were bursting into that concert hall as the band eagles of death metal were playing. they begin shooting at concert goers one by one inside bataclan hall. meantime, as all of this unfolds, two more suicide bombers detonating their belts outside the soccer stadium. shortly after midnight, 12:13 police raid the concert hall. the attackers blowing themselves up. at least 89 murdered inside. carnage across the city. the deputy mayor telling me they have never seen anything like it. when you see the bullet holes straight through the windows of the restaurants that they drove by and fired in on innocent people, that's something that's entirely new. >> yes. i must say, this is not paris. this is not paris. >> reporter: you can see the bullet holes where they fired
while people were having dinner inside. they've now placed flowers here. to remember the 15 victims in and if you come across the memorial that's been growing by the hour here in paris. people coming out to all of these sites 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: david muir, abc news. it's so painful to actually have to admit just how capable isis was in this attack. they used about every trick in the book by terrorists, explosives, kalashnikovs, semi-automatic weapons. there were explosive belts. they were very systemic from the accounts how they fired. pow, pow, just how terrifying
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france has launched massive air strikes on isis in syria, hitting at the heart of the islamic state's defacto capital raqqa. >> those attacks in paris are shaking up the race for 2016, sparking a new debate on the label radical islam. it's your voice, your vote. abc's cecilia vega is on the campaign trail. >> reporter: here in america's heartland, hillary clinton taking aim at isis. >> this is a worldwide fight. i know america has to lead it, it alone. >> reporter: republicans seizing on the attacks in paris, too. >> we need a commander in chief willing to utter the words radical islamic terrorism. >> reporter: but clinton would not. >> yes, we are at war with those people but i don't want us to be painting with too broad a brush. >> reporter: and that brought scorn in marco rubio on "this week." >> that would be like saying we weren't at war with nazis because we were afraid to offend some germans. we are at war with radical islam.
this. either they win or we win. >> reporter: donald trump turning the tragedy in paris into a debate over gun control. >> but if they had guns, if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry, it would have been a much, much different situation. >> reporter: and republicans now are pouncing on president obama's plan to bring 10,000 syrian refugees to the united states. hillary clinton is calling for that plan to go even further. she wants 65,000 refugees brought here. she is doubling down here in iowa. cecilia vega, abc news, des moines. >> a great point she makes. that's probably one of the biggest things that's likely going to suffer in this attack are the number of immigrants -- migrants allowed into the u.s. angela merkel, chancellor of germany is down 30 points in the polls after agreeing to allow migrants to come into germany.
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they struck here. this neighborhood, a crossroads of paris, diverse in so many ways and so young. young. young of this city in their paris, on their friday night out. the crowded local restaurants before so open, so familiar. now shattered. silent. and the old concert hall transformed into a slaughterhouse. and the stadium where soccer breaks down the ordinary barriers of life in france and brings the crowd together. the attackers knew exactly what they were doing. this man lives down the street from where two restaurants were hit. he hid behind a car. >> the guy just wanted to kill. >> reporter: he understands what this is all about. why here?
of people and whatever the color of skin, we are friend. we are brother and sister. we are humanity. >> reporter: that is the future that the young of this city, of so many cities around the world are building. and now, dying for. terry moran, abc news, paris. and isis in its statement calling those concert goers pagans and calling paris the capital of abomination and perversion. on the contrary, we see paris fighting back. we see the memorials. we see live pictures as well of the place de le republique where many have gathered over the last couple days to say they're coming together despite the threat. >> the french president francois hollande is expected to address parliament later today in paris. you're looking right now as respects. this is day three of mourning in france as the world comes
good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. we're tracking the very latest from france this morning on "world news now." on the loose, a massive manhunt intensifying for one of the men accused of terrorizing paris. french authorities believe this 26-year-old led the team of attackers behind the deadly assault on restaurants and bars across the city. swift retaliation. french fighter jets dropping at least 20 bombs on isis targets in syria, taking aim at a command post, a weapons warehouse and a terrorist training camp. and there's word this morning of a string of police raids across france. u.s. stock futures are down this morning after big losses on friday. the terror attacks in paris are adding to investor fears.
before the opening bell today, the new york stock exchange will observe a minute of silence to honor the victims. a show of respect for the victims of the paris attacks. the flags flying at half-staff at the white house and other federal buildings until thursday. those are some of our top stories on this monday, november 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you. we begin with the terror attack that stunned france and the world. so many innocent lives cut short by a handful of cold-blooded killers. >> french bombers took aim at isis overnight as the search continues for a french national accused of playing a key role in the bloody assault. abc's marci gonzales joining us live now from paris. good morning. >> reporter: hey, guys. it's a quiet monday morning here in paris after what turned out to be a pretty panicked afternoon yesterday.
we were out here as the sound of what turned out to be fireworks sent people in several of different neighborhoods running into the streets, absolutely panicked, running into some of the businesses and restaurants, ducking for cover. and it really just demonstrates how on edge this city still is. >> mementos of mourning spilling into the sidewalks surrounding the scenes of friday's terror. one of the men police say is responsible for the attacks that killed 129 people still on the run. french authorities launching an international manhunt for 26-year-old sa lar abdab slam one of the possible gunmen who sprayed bullets into crowded restaurants. he is one of three terrorist who's investigators now say did not die in the attacks. the two others who escaped possibly using this getaway car including one of abdeslam's brothers arrested in belgium.
officials now learning more about all ten terrorist ties to isis. the organization chart of isis for external attacks. >> reporter: officials say commanders in syria planned and directed this attack, sending at killers from syria to blend in with refugees arriving in greece. the french air force responding, dropping more than 20 bombs on the defacto isis capital of manhunt continues and the heartbreak still pierces from paris to california. >> she'll always be in my heart and i think she's going to be in everyone else's heart, too. >> reporter: and just a few hours from now, a moment of silence will be held across europe while here in france, they are still under a state of emergency. kendis and reena. >> marci, so horrific to see the outpouring of grief and how heavy their hearts are there. what have you been seeing over the past few hours?
>> reporter: there's been a steady stream of people coming by to light candles and leave flowers and at all hours of the morning, people have been coming by to pay their respects. we saw just the deepest emotion of all p though yesterday standing out here as parents of some of the victims who died in this theater behind meed here came by to get their first heartbreaking look at where their children lost their lives. i watched as a father hung a picture of his son at one of the makeshift memorials. he stood there sobbing. >> before that, i was standing when a mother came up. she was so overcome with emotion, sobbing so hard she had to lean on one of these barricades and her family and friends surrounded her hugging. it really shows the true emotion here that we're seeing even from strangers who didn't know the victims, walking down the street just openly weeping. marci gonzalez reporting for us
and really some gripping, gripping images as she's posting them, as well, on social media. thank you. >> at least seven suspects were arrested shortly after the attacks picked up in belgium where much of the planning is believed to have taken place. it looks like one of the terrorists may have slipped into europe as a refugee. with more, here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: a major break in the investigation came within 24 hours when police in brussels arrested seven possible accomplices and are now interrogating them. authorities say top isis leaders in syria planned the sophisticated paris attack. to go global, with claims of responsibility for paris issued in four different languages. french, arabic, russian, and english. >> indeed, this is just the beginning. >> there's a specific unit for planning and carrying out in the united states. >> reporter: for the paris attack, at least one of the ten
syria to blend in with the wave of refugees arriving in greece where european officials say he presented this syrian passport with what is probably a phony name. officials say he was part of the team that attacked the paris stadium and was the first to detonate his suicide vest. another tourist assigned to attack the concert hall, has been identified as a 29-year-old french citizen who was flagged by officials five years ago as a possible terrorist but never charged with a serious crime. his fingerprint was matched with a detached finger found in the debris at the hall. and now the iraqi ambassador to the u.s. is confirming reports that iraq on thursday had warned the u.s. and france of an impending major attack by isis. the cia is declining to comment on that report. brian ross, abc news, new york. we'll stay on top of the developments from france and worldwide all morning long. look for more live updates on "america this morning" and "good
morning america." turning to other breaking news beginning with a security scare on board an american airlines flight at ronald reagan national airport. passengers were forced off the plane after members of the crew expressed concern about two men on board. a k-9 team swept the plane and did not find anything suspicious. the passengers reboarded the plane. the two were questioned, released and later put on another flight. an unscheduled stop in billings, montana for three -- 300 passengers on an el-al flight from tel aviv to l.a.x. the plane made an emergency landing after a warning light indicated engine fire. no smoke or fire was detected. the passengers were stranded at the airport for most of the day until a replacement plane arrived from new jersey. and a rare twister has hit central california. witnesses said the tornado was on the ground for nearly a mile leaving behind a trail of damage. trees were torn down and part of a church's roof was ripped off. there were no injuries. powerful winds struck other
parts of california. gusts in some areas up to 70 miles an hour. and a sports note. denver broncos quarterback peyton manning is the nfl's new leader in passing yardage. manning broke the record previously held by brett favre with a four-yard pass to ronnie hillman. >> but that was really the only highlight of manning's day. he wound up with just 35 yards passing while throwing four interceptions. manning was benched in the second half for fantasy players, negative points for the game. >> it was just a four-yard pass that got him over the edge. the patriots are 9-0 after seattle. arizona won. coming up, the security at sporting events and other so-called soft targets. story, taking no chances. homeland security after the attacks on paris. >> and late area, tears, grief, sorrow consume the french
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the growing threat from isis is front and center this morning at the g-20 meeting of world leaders in turkey. >> that's likely what drew president obama and russian president vladimir putin together for an impromptu meeting there yesterday. abc's senior national correspondent jim avila is there. jim, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, reena. the president had several meetings yesterday important about terrorism. first he said in his only public comments that the skies have been darkened here in turkey by the events in paris as the g-20 conference began. he met separately with several people including vladimir putin as you mentioned. also the president of turkey, the king of saudi arabia, as well.
and all about terrorism mostly in their side meetings. with turkey, he wanted the turkish president to commit to having more control over his border with syria. of course, a huge border with syria here and many foreign fighters have been coming across that border, the president making it clear the united states expects turkey to tighten up that border. he met also with the king of saudi arabia to talk about using more influence in bringing others to the table to try to get a political situation solution to syria. and of course, the big meeting with vladimir putin on the side lasted about 35 minutes. that meeting entailed some actual progress between the two countries. putin agreeing, we're told now that there should be free elections in syria. he still maintains that the president ef syria, assad, should have a chance to be a candidate in those elections. the united states disagrees. that's still to be worked out. but there seems to be cooperation going on there.
the united states even saying that russia was welcome to contribute to the war on isis. they would just like russia to be more careful where their bombs go and leave the moderate opposition alone. so that's what's going on today. the president will have a news conference later in the day here. we'll be covering that. back to you. >> abc's jim avila traveling with the president in turkey. jim, thank you so much. >> we should point out that french president hollande decided not to go to that meeting the g-20 understandably because friday's deadly attacks in paris came seemingly out of nowhere for anyone. they didn't target major landmarks like the eiffel tower, nor did they focus on major political events. >> it has authorities here at home taking a closer look at soft targets like stadiums, restaurants and public transportation. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: metal detectors pat downs and bag searches from stadiums and tourist hot spots
to cam buses and concerts, public venues taking dramatic steps to tighten security in the wake of friday's attacks. with tens of thousands of fans funneling into the rose bowl saturday, more officers and k-9 units on patrol. security posted in the parking lots in tampa bay. in a statement, the league promising increased security inside and outside. the nba doing the same keeping the specifics of those plans under wraps. and america's largest cities the effort to prepare for the worst, a full-time job. in new york. >> we're here to ensure that new yorkers feel safe. >> police ramping up patrols. the nypd activating as many as 400 extra counter-terrorism officers on the streets and placing additional officers in the city's subway stations. in l.a., police routinely running dramatic simulations. this one in july, officers rappelling out of helicopters. these measures an effort to protect vulnerable venues with a high volume of visitors.
>> soft targets are everywhere, but you do the best you can and you deploy your resources as effectively as you can. >> reporter: destinations like the mall of america which sees over 40 million visitors each year particularly susceptible. terror groups encouraging attacks on that shopping center in february. gio benitez, abc news, new york. coming up, america's response to the attacks on paris. >> the rhetoric heating up on both sides of the political aisle. the debate over the politics of isis and what should be america's next step. that's straight ahead. "world news now" continues
the deadly terror attacks on paris understandably were all anyone was talking about on the sunday morning talk shows. >> and here's a sample of how the debate went down yesterday morning on "this week" with >> let's talk about that broad question first. these deadly terror attacks in paris right in the middle of the campaign, how does it change it? >> on the republican side, it really puts the question of who
republican primary voters want as commander in chief in a way it hasn't been so far. does it help a senator we familiar with foreign policy which marco rubio is, does it help someone who can say i'm a tough executive and at least on foreign policy related things as a prosecutor, chris christie has a chance to make his case on that. i think it hurts trump and carson, honestly. government experience, some experience dealing with the intelligence community as the next president. >> you're nodding your head. >> well, i think it does have a pretty big impact on the republican side because it does remind people that electing a president is putting a commander in chief in charge. so far the republican race has been about personality and entertainment and celebrity. these tough issues haven't been a big part of the discussion. to the extent they have, it's about meeting putin in the green room. i think now that discussion's going to change. >> and what do you think, do you agree with bill on the
trump an o -- and carson? does it put jeb bush in a box. again having to deal with his brother's legacy one more time? >> i think what it does is highlights the fact that he's a governor who has experience dealing with crisis and who's got leadership experience. what i hope this does is serves as a wake-up call both for candidates and voters in the republican party. tell me what you're going to do to defeat this threat. to the voters i would say, we're not electing an entertainer in chief. we are electing a commander in chief. it's not if, it's when we face this crisis, who do you want to be there in the big room making the decisions. >> i think anna is right. also the public is going to pay more attention to the issue of temperament. and i think this is where donald trump and perhaps a couple of the other republican candidates really suffer because you want somebody who is not just commander in chief material but someone who is even tempered who is not going to go off the rails.
we're beginning to see once again in the republican party the old debate over globally -- isolation versus global reach. you interviewed marco rubio. the question was, troops on the ground. i mean, they are very bellicose, many of these republican candidates. >> he didn't want to say they would put troops on the ground. >> but they talk about everything else. they want to bomb. they want to have a more aggressive policy. but they don't want to commit any troops on the ground. >> is that a trap? >> it's not a trap. look, hillary clinton said in the democratic debate that isis cannot be contained. it must be destroyed. i agree with that. with that. if isis is going to be destroyed, america is going to have to be in the lead. at the end of the day the candidate who articulates a credible strategy for destroying isis will be stronger, not weaker on the republican side. political debate going into 2016. it does become a top issue for many of the candidates. >> i remember during the bush administration, there was always a fear of what they would call an october surprise. during the days of osama bin laden, al qaeda would release a
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the many photos of the many victims. this newspaper from the netherlands showing here a rifle and the eiffel tower as a target. >> so many people feeling hopeless but a lot of people forget the day before the attack in paris in beirut, there were more than 40 people killed in twin attacks launched by isis claiming the responsibility. there was one hero dad who early on it was said he was with his daughter. and that he got on top with his daughter and tackled a potential he died because the suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest. survive. she wasn't killed in the attack but everyone hailing him a hero >> as we head out, let's look at the live pictures there in it is daybreak, but they are we'll have continuing coverage