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edge. panic in the streets. a stampede at a somber memorial, as thousands come to lay flowers. this morning, new questions about security here at home. >> we're here to prevent, detect, deter, and disrupt. >> the fbi on high alert. complete coverage of the attacks on paris beginning right now on "gma." we do say good morning, america. we're following several breaking developments as we come on the air this morning. you're looking at the siege in belgium right now. authorities surrounding the man believed to o be the ehth attacker friday night. in france, authorities rounding up more than 20 people in raids overnight, seizing weapons and computers. >> our team tracking this story all over the w world. david muir in paris.
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belgium. police surrounded an apartment building where the fugitive terrorist is believed to be. terry moran is on the scene in brussels. >> reporter: good morning, george. a tense situation. here's what's happening. a couple of blocks down the street is where the siege is going down. police have cordoneded off a we area. they're yelling at residents, stay indoors. they're telling the press not to broadcast live pictures. what you're seeing is taped. for safety reasons. we're hearing that barricaded inside there, they're negotiating with him or persons inside by bullhorn. inside is that most wanted man in the world right now, salah abdeslam. suspected of being the eighth gunman i in the atcks on paris friday nht. officials say the 26-year-old salah abdeslam, is
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massacre. the other detained in belgium the day after the attacks. but abdeslam is believed to have escaped to this area of belgium. a subyou are b known to send more isis fighters than any other in europe. they picked up his trail after finding a car that had been used in the aack. they said he took a different car to brussels. en route, he was pulled over at a routine traffic stop b but not detained. he made it across the border. abc news learned there were two other people were in the car with him. what we've heard so far, one loud banang. police movement. some kind of detonation down that street. around that barricade. that surrounded apartment building. this is an area that has been a hotbed of jijihadism. the belgian interior minister says so many plots have been
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trac back to molenbeek that it's out of control. the prime minister says it's time for a crackdown here. happening now, the siege. police surrounding that building and # we're hearing barricaded inside that building, one of the participants of the attacks in paris. george and robin? >> reminiscent of the siege after e "charlie hebdo" attacks in january. millions of people across europe paused for a moment of silence a short while ago. paris, as you can imagine, is a wounded city, trying to return to normal. and "world news tonight" anchor david muir is there for us this morning. good mornining, davi >> reporter: robin and george, good morning. a powerful moment. that moment of silence. we'rin the place de republique. you can see behind me the memorial growing by the hour. it was just 24 hours ago there was that stampede when seone set off a fire work showing how
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feeling in the wake of these terror attacks. we heard moments ago that siege goining on i brussels right now and in paris they woke up to this image today. that possible eighth terrorist, the fugitive on the run. everyone aware of this man and the prime minister saying we don't want to scare people but we believe more terrorist attacks are planned both here and france and in europe in the coming weeks. overnight, french police carrying out more than 160 raids across the country. these images from the city of toulouse. this sce from a suburb of paris. more than 20 people arrested. weapons seized, a rocket launcher, and kalashnikovs. all of this as the massive manhunt continues. isis claiming responsibility. authorities identifying th master mind as belgian abdelhamid abaaoud. lynched they say to the attack
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on the high speed train, too. this morning, peoplele in pari trying to restore a sense of routine. people on theiway to work. taking subways and buses again. the ci of lights on edge. calm turning to chaos overnight at a makeshift memorial. it turned out, fireworks caused the false alarm, sending hundreds of mourners runni for their lives. some falling in the confusion. others taking cover in this ca, hiding behind chairs. a city shaken by bombers looking to cause mass casualties. in areas packed with people. a soccer stadium, concert hall and several restaurants. the deputy mayor here telling us, the entire city stunned. 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. [ gunfire ]
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>> reporter: the terrorists did not discriminate. shooting concertgoers one by one. you could see people trying to escape. at the bataclan concert hall. some hobbling wounded. others being dragged to safety. a prnant woman dangling from a window, crying for help. surviving hostages i saying the bombers ururged one other to commit maximum carnage. among the dead, the merchandise manager of the metal band. killed on site alongside with 9 others. his girlfriend writing, you are and will always be the love of my life. then thehere was 2year-old nohemi gonzalez. killed aone of the many restaurants targeted by the gun-wielding terrorists. a vigil was held for her sunday evening. >> she'll always be in my heart.
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else's hearts, too. >> reporter: amidst the tragedy tales of hopes and # heroics. roman says he lived near two of the restaurants that came under attack. felt it was his duty to be there beside the dying. why did you kneel down beside them? >> what could i do? ignore them? i just sd, do what you can. you are not a doctor. you can't help. don't let people die alone. >> reporter: we've been traveling throughout paris. just to give you an idea of the scope of the response here, more than 150 searches, 23 arrests. as we're on the air herere this morning, 104 people under house arrest right now. and robin and george, that was an incredibly powerful thing to hear from that man named roman. he said he lived near two of those restaurants. he went outside to kneel beside the people that were dying. there were multiple medics there. they couldn't get to everyone. he thought it was the least they deserved, to have someone bear
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theifinal moments. >> france and the u.s. have both declared these attacks an act of war.r. directed by isis from their strong holds in syria. abc's chief investigator correspondent brian ross here with more. >> reporter: this is no lone wolf attack. a well-planned and orchestrated effort by top isis leaders who hand-picked the men to carry out the attack. using a well-known isis recruit to lead the effort. this is the man believed to be the master mind. featured prominently in a number of isis videos. he's been back and forth between syria and belgium over the last several years. a number of attacks to his credit. including the foiled attempt on a french trarain earli thihis year. french and u.s. authorities believe it's part of a strategy bysis to select hand-picked
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in europe and the u.s. at least one attacker in paris was smuggled into europe posing as a refugee, presenting this ssport to greek officials. he traveled in early october from greece, to serbia, to croatia. as he made his way to france according to officials and officials say he was part of the team that attacked the paris stadium and was the first to detonate his suicide vest. [ explosion ] another attacker was a 29-year-old french citizen, identified five years ago as a possible terrorist but never charged with serious crimes. >> they have them as sleepers. and then they activate them r these attacks. >> reporter: and france was warned the day before that isis was about to strike. according to iraqi officials. who confirmed to abc news a report by the associated press. the officials say iraqi intelligence sent an alelert that there would be 24 people involved.
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charge ologistics. the iraqis said they warned the isis leader had ordered attacks on u.s. coalition countries through bombings or assassinations or hostage-taking in the coming days. french officials don't dispute receiving the warnings. they say they get such general warnings every day. a cia spokesman declined to comment. france and the united states launching those relentless air strikes inside syria. targeting isis' self-proclaimed capital. the war onsis is part of the president's agenda this weekend. including vladimir putin. martha raddadatz is inashington with tt side of the sorry. >> reporter: the french have launched air strikes before against isis. but t nothing ke this. and this is only the beginning. overnight, at least 20 bombs carrying out france's promise of retribution.
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in sia to date. pounding the de facto isis capital of raqqa. the targets, an isis command post, training camp, recruiting center, and a weapons warehouse. the bombing campaign carried out in coordination with the u.s. military. >> we stand in solidarity with them ihunting down the perpetrators of th crime and bringing them to justice. >> reporr: isis is suspected of blowing up that russian passenger jet last month prompting a rare private meeting between obama and vladimir putin on sunday. obama urging the russian president to focus its air strikes solely on isis, rather than the anti-assad rebels. which are supported by the u.s. in the last 15 months, the u.s. conducted the majority of the over 8,000 air strikes. in iraq and syria,
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145 rebels now trained inside syria and 50 u.s. special operations troops. the present telling our george stephanopoulos beforore the attacks in paris, the military campaign has stalled isis gains on the ground but have yet to cripplthem. >> what we have not been able to dodo is comptely decapitate their command and control structures. >> reporter: the challenge? the sheer size and distribution of resources. isis is believed to have between 20,000 and 30,000 fighters controlling land stretching across iraq and syria and financing their terror. oil fields that generate about $40 million a month. for the first time today, u.s. war planes 1000 fuel trucks to transport oil. these air strikes are pt of a
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geor. >> hard to believe that was the first time. thank you, martha. the fbi i has arre dozens of isis sympathizers in the u.s. this year. pierre thomas tracking the homeland threat. good mning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, orge. even though no credible threat to the u.s. has been identified. the fbi is intensifying surveillance of sympathizers here at home is ramping up. curity officials are expanding the police presence at soft targets around the nation, including in times square. today and this week, americans shouldxpect to see additional security near mass transit. while this is a visible show of force, nearly 1,000 terror all 50 states, many involving isis. >> isis is much more capable. there are more of them. this is a much bigger threat than we ever faced from al qaeda. >> reporter: moree tha 07 we last two years.
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many identified after their communications were intercepted. a boston man attacked after yielding a knife. chosen to mimic executions. a florida man authorities linked to isis planning to plant a bomb in the sands of a busy key west beach. isis radics in the new york area accused of planning to attack the george washington bridge in that area. one of those suspects apparently stabbed and fbi agent in the chest during a search of his home. this morning, we're told that the attack in france may have revealed a new tactic by isis. they're worried that isis may have dloyed new encryption technology. allowing them to communicate off the grid. invisible. >> i've been complaining about going dark, the ability to go dark. i think you'll see that will play a significant factor in this event. very interested to see what type of phones they were equipped with. what type of apps they had on those phones. reporter: we don't know why this plot went undetected. it could be something was
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or the killers didn't use smartphones to communicate. if it's w technology, it's a game changer. george. >> let's's get moron this now from the chair on the house committee, michael mccaul. nuck for -- thank you for joining us. we don't know why this went undetected. the ranking democrat on the house committee said this was an intelligence failure. do you agree? >> yeah, i think -- look, the fact is, it went undetected, under the radar. there are reports that iraqi intelligence warned about a plot. this one was so sophisticated and so well planned out and coordinated in advance. i think that was what was the most concerning. the fact there w was almost zero intelligence on it. if that can happen in paris, it can happen anywhere in europe. my concern as chairman of homeland security, could it
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happen in the united states? >> the white house saying there's no specific and credible threat against the united states. they have identified right now. do you agree? >> all the briefings i've received indicate there are no specific and credible threats. however, we stopped 99% of this stuff. they only have to be right one time. i think that's what we're worried about. in the iraqi intelligence waing, they also warned about plots in the united states. and d so that' i think, what intelligence officials, homeland, fbi, now are lookiking very closely at. we have over 900 investigations actively in the united states. in all 50 states. >> do you believe there are isis sympathizers directed by syria in t the unitestates right now? >> yes, i do. weave arrested over 70 isis followers over the last year. ththat's morthan one per week. i think europe has a far more serious threat than thunited ates.
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who traveled from the united states to syria and iraq to fight and train. 50 of those haveome back.. the persons are being monitored as we speak. > and thahas many people concerned about the president's plan to bring in up to 10,000 new refugees from syria. you have governors of two states, alabama and michigan, saying they won't take in syrian refugees. what should be done right now? >> i think the president should suspend that program. put a moratorium on it. until we can have assurances. it could be done from a security and safetystandpoint. to vet thehe individuals. when i talk to the fbi and homeland officials, they don't know who these people are. on the other hand, if we're going to do this, we have to do iright d make sure it's done with security in mind. >> mr. chairman, thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you, george.
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security over the weekenend. in times square andcross the country and # at football games over the weekend. >> all around the country, as you said. much more ahead this mornining. we'll go back live to terry moran in a bit. he's at the scene of the raid going on in belgium and amazing stories of survival. the latest on the pregnant woman clinging to a window still 2 20 feet above the ground. we'll let you know what happened with her. >> she e escaped t shooting at the paris concert hall. the world showing solidarity. honoring the victims of those attacks. a moment of silence this morning.
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welcome back to "gma." you're looking at the scene of the siege in molenbeek belgium. police believe theyave surrounded the eighth attacker in the deadly paris attacks. terry morn is o on the scene right now. terry, not one but two explosions in the last hourur? >> reporter: that's right, george. this siege has now been going on for about on two hours. late this morng, local time, police surrounded a building a few blocks down that way. cleared the area. orred people inside. this the last 20 minutes, two large explosions. bangs. hard to say what they are.
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could be rifle shot, flash-bang, some kind of controlled detonation. we don't know. no police movement. this siege continui. as you say, we have now confirmed that they believe that inside that building, really the most wanted man in the world right now. 26-year-old salah abdeslam. supposed to be one of the shooters of the restaurants and cafes in paris friday night. right now, proceeding with extremecaution. they would want to take him alive. but he's considered armed and very, very dangerous. whole area. police standing off to loud bangs, separated by about ten, 15 minutes just in the pastalf an hour. >> the other attackers had suicide vests. emerging. people fighting for survival, includining the pgnant woman nging outside the window of the theater. we're learning new detail about her this morning.
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matt gutman is in paris with her story. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. just over the last few minutes, we learned that that woman, watched by so many million of people, hanging from the ledge, actually survived. not only that. she and her unborn baby are unharmd. they were pulled to safety by another man on the ledge. when you watch the video, it's hard to believe she made it. that woman clinging to that window sill and to lilife. 20 feet off the ground of the bataclan neerpt one other man hanging on, too. you h hear the man taking the video ask -- what's happening? moments later, that woman, barely audible. pleading. [ speaking french ] >> reporter: please, please, i'm gog to fall. i'm pregnant. this is the alley way where it happened. she was hanging from above 20 feet. gunfire crackling as she
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struggles for a better hold. the camera pans to the alley. this man hobbling. hanging on for more than two torturous minutes, finalllly, another man perched on the window reaches down to help her. at that point, the camera turns back toward thealley. abc news has learned the journalist stopped recordingo help. he, too, was shot. now, that woman's gut-wrenching fight to survive, watchedy millions. nearly 30 victims of the shooting are still unidentified. loved ones turning to social immediate yoo for answs. using the hashtag searchparis. one father look for his missing daughter, confronted the french prime minister, pleading for help and answswers. i haven't had any news of my daughter. i don't know where she is. now we've learned exclusively
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this morning that that pregnant woman and her savior spoke by phone. after he pulled her to rescue, they separated. he thoughthe was dead. he was in another part of the theater at the time. the gunman confronted him. pointed the gun at him, miraculously, he survived. you can imagine how emotional that conversation must have been. robin? >> all right, matt. thank you. joining us now, hanna corbett and jack konda. eyewitnesses where they managed to escape the theater. they're joining us from paris. great to see you this morning. jack, both of you were just eit rows from the ste. you re standing among a group of people when you hardeard the shots ring out. what did you do first? >> i spped around to hear what the snd was. like a loud pop gun noise almost. and as so as everyone started
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did the samand pulled hanna down with me. we laid there for a few minutes, it seemed like an eterni. we worked out what we needed to do to get out of there. >> jackushed you down. sometimes people say it's best to play dead. but you thought it was best for survival to get out. any way you could? >> some people froze. thinking that was the best thing to do. pretend not the be aleve. we followed the crawling when the movement started, which seemed ages ago. but, yeah, that's what we had to do. >> how did you think to do that? what was going on around you? when you were crawling to safety? >> the lights went on. it was a horrible silence. just like, the sound of guns. i cououldn't hr anything else. the lead singer ran offstage. we knew it was not part of the show. the lights were on.
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we were holding each poerp someone started to move to the left of me. pele started crawling. we realized we had to make a decision, really. >> there was a sea of people. lying on the floor, everyone really low to the ground a lot of peoplpleere crawling out because somehow, the fire exit was open, luckily. that meant a lot of us escapeped. some people so terrified they were not moving. >> you had to climb ovethem. it with us disgusting.. don't think that will leave me. a pile of three players of people near the fire exit. not moving. petry fid of the guns going, the lights on. we had to climb over them just to try to get out. >> we have heard from so many families serging for loved ones. how did you get in touch with your family? >> my mom was at a party. she didn't know what was going
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on. we called them immediately. they were not that shocked beuse i don't think they really understood. when it sunk in, we got so many calls and messages. >> after we got home, the news was starting to break. everyone was learning about it from us before they were even hearing about it online or anything. it was lucky with e got through to our parents before -- before they heard the news and started to worry. >> it made it more of a nightmare in that sense, i suppose. it didn't seem real. >> it still doesn't for so many people. jack and hanna, glad you're continuing to do well. all the best to both of you. >> thank you, you, too. >> thank u. >> we're glad that they're doing well. the pregnant woman hanging from the wdow sill, as matt reported, the fact t that she was able to talk to thehe perso who helped her, that h had toe quite a conversation. >> i'll bet. how could you imagine it would be real? coming up, the presidential
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the paris attacksront and center at the democratic presidential debate saturday night. with all the gop candidates taking on president obama and his strategy for fighting isis. >> reporter: now that the white house has conceded that isi was likely responsible for the paris attack, the president's handling of the threat has emerged as a central campaign issue f 016. in an interview that aired on "gma" the morning of thearis attacks, the president touted
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>> i don't think they're gaini strength. what is true is from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. >> reporter: since the takes, republican candidates have lined up to blast president obama as out of touch. >> the policy of containnt is not going to wowork. it's a policy of kind of running out the clock sohe next president has to deal with this. >> i am angry. our esident, against all evidence, declared yis kis contained and took a victory lap. >> this will be coming to america. isis plans to bring these acts of terro to america. >> reporter: with someerecent progress on the battlefield, including the strike taking out jihadi john, the white house ys the president meant containment of isis on the ground inside iraq and syria. >> the fact is we have been able to stop the geographic advance and take back significant amounts of territory. >> reporter: now, hillary
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clinton is talking about it. listen to what she said over the weekend. >> i think that we have to look at isis as the leading threat of an international terror network. it cannot be contained. it must be defeated. >> reporter: republicans are sounding the alarm over the president's plan to increase the number of sere yoon refugees eligible to come too the united states. >> we won't be able to take more. it's not that we don't want to. we can't. there's no way to background-check someone coming from syria. you can't pick up the phone and call syria >> reporter: the white hse says there is no change this plans to bring up to 10,000 syrian refugees here thi year. they say the refugees will face intense screening. >> we heard chairman mccall call for a moratorium as well. when we come back, messagess of solidarity. what one man did to bring peace
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>> and wre back now with the touching tributes and moving moments of healing after the
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takes in paris. music bringing people together all across the world. [ crowd singing in french from the streets of paris. to the center of london. and right hehere in neyork city. those words of the french national anthem, echoed across the globe. [ singing in french ] >> reporter: a symbol of strejt and un soccer spectators sang the song as they exited friday night. after two bombs went off just outside. >> reporter: 34-year-old david marchelo was watching the the game friday night when news broke of the attacks.
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he drove nearly 400 miles from germany. set up his portable piano outside of bataclan theater and played "imagine" by john lennon's. >> i all that it was the best song to describe my feelings. >> reporter: on facebook, millions changing their pictures to the colors of the french flag. monuments awash in white, blue, and red. back here, the empire state building dimmed its lights in honor of those lost. 400 miles he drove. and martello said when he finished playing "imagine" he could not continue. just too overwhelmed. >> the power of music to unif people is incredible. >> he'll join us in the 8:30 half hour. at the top of the hour, we'll college back in witherry moran.
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it's 8:00 a.m. paris. a city on edge. >> right now, everybody is running. they're saying leave, leave. >> this morning, an international manhunt for the mastermind behind the attacks. raids across france and belgium. authorities race to find a fugitive terrorist. and in a city trying to recover. eyewitness accounts of the momentnts of terr and the world come together with messages of
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york and paris. and we do say, good morning, america. thanks for being with us on this monday morning. such powerful images from paris. the city banding together. remembering the victims. it's not just a city. it's the whole world coming together. >> certainly is. this remarkable man, david martello, rushing 400 miles from germany to paris to play "imagine" right outside the bataclan concert hall. we're going to have more with him in just a bit. >> he'll be joining us in a moment. first right to the dramatic siege in belgium. authorities believe they have the eighth attacker surrounded. terry moran is on the scene for us. good morning again, terry. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we're hearing some kind of police movement. a lot of sirens. apparently the police are moving around this surrounded building, just down this street a few blocks, where they believe they have the most wanted man in the world, thehe eighth tacker.
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26-year-old salah abdeslam locked into this position. we have heard two loud bangs from that position. spaced about 15 or 20 minutes apart. he escaped from paris in a car that was stopped near the belgian border. a routine traffic stop. he was not detained. abc news has confirmed there were two other occupants in the car. he made it apparently here to of molenbeek, known as the hotbed of jihadism. government here very, very concerned about the number of terrorist plots have been traced back to this area. and right back dowown that seet. we're told they have the eighth attacker from the paris attacks trapped inside a building and right now, as we speak, some kind of police movement. two bangs in the past 45 minutes or so. they're proceeding very cautiously. this man obviously very dangerous.
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other sieges for booby traps and other types of things. right now, there's se kind of movement in the siege right down the street. >> okay, terry, thank you very much. let'so to brad garrett. former fbi negotiator. abc consultant. we've seen them so many times now, brad, not only at the concert hall. back at the "charlie hebdo" attacks. what does the fact that we've heard detonations tell you? >> they may have thrown flash-bangs in or around the location of the fugitive. the key is going to be, can theyey take him alive? you and i have had this nversation several times. these guys don't typically come out alive. but he'll have so much intel. if there are no hostages, they'll take their time to try to figure out how to extract him from the location. or ultimately, g in and take him out. >> stand by, brad, as this develops. we're learning about the master mind of this attack. a terrorist tied to several other attacks. brian ro is here with that part of the story.
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brian? >> reporter: good morning. french authorities say they have identified the hh-profile recruit of isis as the suspected mastermind of the paris attacks. abdelhamid abaaoud. prominently featured in isis videos released online, has played a key role. he's supposedly from the belgian city of molenbeek. isis has issued a new video threatening washington, d.c. in the last hour. saying, as we struck france at the center of its abode in paris, we'll strike america at the center of washington, d.c. >> thank you, brian. public buildings reopening in france this morning. david muir is there right now. hey, david. >> reporter: that's right, george. ris trying to get back to normal. we're here in the place dede le republique. and you can see the memorials here behind us. people still, perhaps on their way from work.
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in the last 24 hours, this was the plaza where there was a moment of chaos. a firework was set off. people were sent in a stampede, running for cover. police actually arriving on the scene. it gives you a sense of the uneasiness in the city. when we heard just this morning from the prime minister that they do expect more terrorist attacks here in france and elsewhere in europe. saying he doesn't want to scare the people of france. but he certainly wants to warn them. we alsoo kw that france is fighting back against isis in syria in the last 24 hours. we've been reporting on the air strikes on the isis strong hold of raqqa. this government is serious about taking action against isis. who they believe is behind this attack. george? robin? >> the british prime minister said this morning they believe they have stopped six or seven attacks in the last several months. thank you, david 37. you'll have much more tonight on "world news." now to amy with the day's the attacks in paris are understandably raising many
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concerns right here at home. michigan and abama are refusing to accept syryrian refugees. the governors of both states say security concerns have prompted that decision. one of the paris attackers is believed to have slipped into europe as a refugee. and we've learned in arrests in connection with another major attack claimedy isis. 11 people, most of them from syria, have been arrested for twin suicide bombings in beirut, lebanon, lastweek. at least 43 people were killed in those attacks. the pentagon has released five detainees from the guantanamo prison camp. the men who were from yemen, spent 13 years in the camp. they we transferred to the ited arab emirates. president obama is expected to send congress a plan to close guantanamo and republicans have vowed to fight that plan. this morning, wall street is reacting to the attacks in paris, holding a moment of silence before the opening bell. overnight, stocks dropped. soon recovered most of the losses.
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to honor the victims in paris, president obama has ordered u.s. flags at all public buildings to be flown at half staff until sunset on thursday. americans coast to coast are paying tribute to the paris victims. in north carolina, some 300 people gathered there. among the dead, a 23-year-old french student who was about to join her best friend at a college there in raleigh. and then, there were the tributes at nfl stadiums with moments of silence held before the games. in phihiladelphi look at this, a bald eagle with a camera on its back, flew on to the field after the national anthem. giving a majestic view of the flag on the the field down below. so many beautiful moments of remembrance and solidarity with the french people. it's touching to see what everyone did to pull together to give people that sense of peace and unity. >> pple in new york said after 9/11, they felt the world emace us. we wanted to return the same and
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let people know there we're thinking of them. and comforting them. >> we should say there was also an attack in beirut on thursday where several dozen people were killed. and isis. we're thinking of them as well. >> we're all in this together. let's look at what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." e latest on the siege in belgium. breaking new details. > and mor about the american band that was on stage during the attack in paris.s. all that coming up on "good morning america."sistibly smooth. the lindor truffle. created with passion... by the lindt master chocolatiers. a hard outer shell with a smooth c center. luscious... flowing... welcome... to the best time of your day. unwrap... unwind... experience the melt. only the lindor truffle.
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welcome back to "gma." you see such powerful images from all over the world. solidarity with the people of france. the people of paris. after those deadly attacks on friday night. of course, that t bataclanoncert hall at the center of it all. that siege on friday night. jesse palmer with more on the american band who was playing that night. hey, jessese? reporter: theyhey, george. the california band, the eagles of debt metal, were at the start of their european tour. they've canceled the other date heading home. the chaos unfolding on stage at the bataclan theater during the eagles of death metal show. the american rock band singer stunned by the sound of gunfire. the drummer ducking for cover.r. >> he said they heard automatic
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floor. they saw men with machine guns just kind of shooting at anything and everything. there was a door, at back of the stage that led to a street and they flew out the back door. >> reporter: their merchandise manager, 36-yr-old nick alexander, among the nearly 90 killed inside the theater. his girlfriend posted you are and always will be the love of my life. you didn't want to but then you got the itch >> reporter: the band's name intended to be tongue in cheek. not a death metal band at all. a self-described fun group. appearing on "jimmy kimmel" just weeks ago. best known for the catchy blues rock songs. like this one, featured in a nike commercial. they have ur albums, including one just released in october. it's so easy without complexity >> reporter: their sold-out show at the bataclan was part of the group's european tour. the band canceling remaining shows after the shootings.
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was set to play at the bataclan on saturday. a member of the band's team, telling abc's matt gutman, that he left the venue just moments before the gunmen arrived. >> when did you realize that you escaped death? >> when we got back,e heard the ambulances. coming down the street and seen all the police. >> reporter: the 1500-seat bataclan theater is one of paris' mos popular and beloved hot spots. recently becoming a favorite t shows like prince, the roots, and 30 seconds to mars. don't say a prayer for me now >>eporter: now, music lovers everywhere sharing this cover of duran duran's "save a prayer," the siegels of death metal praying for a brighter day. no word on when or if the band plans on playing again. many people saw the moving
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images of bono and his band mates laying flowers at a candlelight memorial saturday night. >> they canceled their performances in paris. we want to go to brad garrett again. an fbi negotiator. now an abc news consultant. you were talking to the eyewitnesses before. and, brad, it seems like there's no rhyme or reason to survive things le this. some people play dead, some run, some attack. any rules here? >> the rules are, george, that you have to do something. inaction may get you killed. if you're trapped, figure out a way to temporarily hide. if that's not going to work, and the last resort, you're going to have to go after the guy doing the shooting. >> but generally, the first thing to do is if you're close to an it, take it. >> absolutely. fleeing is the number one thing too. in many times. and i think th is the reason, george, we don't have the bigger numbers we could have had inside that concert hall. because e people we able to get
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>> brad what you have often said and what others have said, ahead of time, know your exits in a public place like that. >> absolutely, robin. the key is, you don't have to be paranoid. you walk into a room, a mall, a school, wherever it might be. look around. where could i go if something happened? it's abo raising your awareness so that becomes automatic as you move around. >> brad, when does it make sense to attack? we remember the story of the americans on the train who brought down the attacker. when does it make sense? >> when you know you're going to be harmed, george. and this is what you have to think about. what do you have on you? a pen, a pocket knife, a bottle? whatever you have and this is when numbers are important. if you have three or four people around you, everybody go at him. because what do you have to lose if he's got a weapon pointed at you? the key is, distraction, go for his face, eyes, groin. see if you can tak him down. but clearly, i want to make a
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point here. that is the last resort for you. >> first thing, always go for that exit whenever you can. now to lara. >>paris istill a city on edge. panic at several sites where people had come together to o rember the victims ofriday's takes. matttt gutman s more on that from paris. matt? >> reporter: lara, the french are showing the stiff upper lip. presenenting couge. beneath that, itit's a trendous amount of fear. we were at one of the biggest stampedes yesterday. a mraz plaza filled with people suddenly emptying. you looked at the faces of the people, they thought they we under attack. overnight, panic triggering stampedes in the streets of
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a mass of humumanity trampling through these carefully laid memorials. the bibiggest ofhe five reported stpedes happened right outside our hotel. outside, chaos. right now, everybody is running. they're saying, leave, leave. let's see what's going on. running for their lives. crouching under restaurant tables. doing anything to protect themselves. we saw police taking positions, aiming their rifles. those officers who are armed have taken up position. they think they see probably something across the street. moments ago, this entire square was filled with hundreds, maybe thousands of people. it's been entirely emptied. we heard screams and cries. people fleeing the area. still don't know what's going on. as we took cover, this man telling me, watch out for the police. they're jittery after not sleeping for days. many caught underfoot. including this man. medics arrived soon.n. the threat? false alarms triggered by the unnerving sound of firecracke. you have to wonder why anybody would set off firecrackers in paris now. police are investigating that. there's a significant security threat in the city. lara? >> all right, matt, thanyou so
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much. those feelings of fear and concern are not just isolated to paris. people are concerned all around the world. joining us now to talk about how to cope with them is psychiatrist dr. janet taylor. so good to have you here. >> thank you. >> cannot imagine. can't begin to imagine what it must have been like to actually have been there. even if you were not there, the fear that many of us have and it just plays with your mind. >> it's real. our brains are wired to constantly assess for our safety or whether we should flee. you have a horrific event that happened. that disruption puts you on edge. and for good reason. the reality is, most of us have either witnessed o or suffered or been exposed to trauma. you'll have a reaction to it. the uncertainty that we're all feeling are normal. a loud sound. a thought. a threat. triggers the feelings over and over again.
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vigils and the firecrackers went off. the fireworks, you saw the reactions. >> so natural. >> ordinary, you go, that sounds like something. for them, they were there, many of them. it's like, oh, no. >> here we go again. >> here we go again. >> we're talking about adults. our reactions. my children were watching on friday. their big question was, could it happen here? what do we say as parents to our children? >> you tell the truth. the reality is, we don't know what could happen. you can say, that must make you feel a ctain way. you can share your own feelings. talk about a safety plan. do something good. do something. help other people. but for kids, think about it, talking to them in a way that is age-appropriate. we don't want to scare them. we want them to be sure of the reality. whwe lock our doors, wear seat belts, know where the fire exits are. keep it where they are. coey the sense that things are uncertain. but here are ways that you can be safe. one of those things that you can do is certainly to
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teach them from m an earlyge how to balance themselves when they feel anxiety. share your own times when you have coped and found healthy resources and help them be able to find those same tools. >> age-appropriate is so important. it's didn't for different ages. >> it is. and certainly, they're exposed to things with smartphones and television. we think that because they're exposed, they know on a certain level. keep it simple. ask them how they feel. let them talalk to you answer in a way that doesn't scare them, but informs them. >> you just made a great point. listen to them. d. dr. taylor and i were talking about this before everybody came over. how we cope. we're all being inundated with all the information. viewers, us. things like flying. i never worried about. but need to tomorrow. i'm scared. you know? >> here's the thing. terrorism is primarily psychological. people have lost lives and do not want to discount that. but it's the normalcy. the things you take for granted. you're going for a walk. >> you're going on the subway.
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>> you're going on the subway. you're taking your kids out and something could happen to you. that is real. th aftermath. but the focus is to ink about your own ways that you keep yourself safe. think about your own strengths and resources that you have. primarily, your mind. you start feeling the terror or feelings, acknowledge it. but say, i'm going to be okay. i flew last night from l.a. i had the same feelings. >> you did? >> of course. you look around. you have safety checks. >> brad garrett was saying, you have to -- it's a w reality. >> but it's not easy to do. because you bring g up very od points. we have always heard, the terrorists win if we change our lifestyle. but it's hard not to when you're gripped so soon from somomething like this happening. >> we can't afford to changege our lifestyle. we have to work. our kids have to go to school. there are things that we ve to do. it's important to acowledge the feelings. not what you're thinking but the feelings. focus on what your strengths are. if you need to tk to somebody, call a friend. if you need to pray, pray. if you need to talk to a
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therapist, talk to a therapist. it's about coping in healthy ways. exercise. find support. do those things that you like to do. and realize that you're not alone in it. these, for the most part are small events that happen. we have other daily disruptions and traumas that happen in our lives. most of us are safe. and thank goodness that we a are. >> that's so helpful. thank you. we hope it helped you at home as well. ththank you. let's get outside to ginger. thank you so much. and we also have weather headlines that we have to get to this morning. dangerous winds in california. moving through much of the wes you can see in san francisco, the airport reported close to 50-mile-per-hour gusts. flash flood watches in place from northeast texas, louisiana, up to chicago. the heaviest r rain throhout the night tonight into the day on tuesday.
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we'll >> a mild morning here. by tomorrow, 20 degrees colder. we'll have a lot more coming up. >> we do have a lot more coming up. we have just heard from terry moran. in belgium. reporting on the siege. all morning long. the mayor of that city has now come out and said, the siege is over. the raid is over. in fact, police believed the eighth attacker was inside the apartment building, he was not there. the siege is over now. no injuries on the scene. they also do not have the attacker. >> so the search contitinues. >> still at large then?
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>> still at large. the search continues. we know he got away. we'll have the latest when we come back in the next half hour. and a lot more else coming up. let's look at the symbol that's become the unofficial beacon of hope. many sharing thipeace sign with the eiffel tower the center. designed by a native of france, jean julien. he said the painting just came to him after the attacks on friday night. it's been trending. the image, peace for paris. posted on instagram. in the u.s., we'll see ohio state's quarterback wearing the symbol on his cleats.
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welcome back to " "gma." and look at these images coming in from around the world right now. paris. as that cit begins to get back to normal, though they may never be normal again after the deadly attacks on friday night. breaking news from belgium. authorities still hunting the eighth attacker. terry moran on the scene of the siege where the plot was believed to be planned. >> reporter: it's coming to an end in disappointment.
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intensive, wide-ranging, and metimes misfiring the. the local mayor went on the radio. prosecutors are confirming to abc news, thatat seenliege is over. the man they hoped to capture or kill was not there. 26-year-old salah abdeslam, responsible for the attacks on paris wasn't there. they asked the media not to broadcast live. when they made their move, he wasn't there. he's still on the loose. perhaps the most wanted man in the world right now. armed and var daerous. police say don't approach him under any circumstances. they hoepd to capture him here. they didn't. the search goes on. >> he may h slipped through the net a second time. he was driving across after the attacks. they stopped him. he got through.
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we'll have continuing coverage on all abc platforms. david muir is live in paris. he'll be there for "world news." right now, to ginger for the weather. >> a serious setup for severe storms. late afternoon through the overnight hours. from hock hock city back to abilene has to be on t the lookout. you could see damaging winds and tornadoes. that line comes through overnight. may be when many of you are sleeping. by wednesday, moves into the gulf. look at louisiana. light it up. baton rouge down to new orleans. the strong winds, large hail, >> all right. now it's time for "gma's"
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cate blanchett has won two academy awards and critics say she may win another in the movie, "carol." she plays an elegant wife who falls for a woman she meets in an apartment store. >> what kind of name is that? >> it's czech. >> it's very original. >> and your first name? >> therese. >> therese. not teresa. it's lovely. >> and yours? >> carol. >> carol. >> and the lovely cate blanchett joins thus morning. thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> she's marriedednd has children when she meets therese.
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>> it was illegal in the 1950s. and the impediment between them. there's a big age gap. but there's the same-sex thing. i ink carol is very shut down. defensive. remote. >> she's in a loveless marriage. >> she gets ambushed by a young girl she meet over christmas. is there this book was published in 1952. the author had to write under a pseudony >> yes, claire morgan. >> the outcome isspecially unique. >> it is. the first piece of so-called lesbian fiction that ended with a possibility. prior to that, the woman either killed herself, become a nun, or redeemed by the love of a good man. >> to have a happy ending. >> i think what's wonderful is that the women's gender is an important part of the story.
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of the love story, witnessing people falling madly in love for the first time,,t's got a broader connection than that. >> it's beautiful. in a recent interview, rooney mara said she was terrifiedf working with you. you were her idol when s was going to the theaters. what was the chemistry like between the two of you? >> it's not something you can plan for. we did a loft research about the period and the book and the characters. that stuff is the magical stuff that you hope the camera's tching. because todd haines, we worked together on the bob dylan film. he and rooney hadn't worked together. it was a threesome, as it were. you don't know until you see the final product what that chemistry translated. i hope it did. >> it certainly did. another fantastic actor. sara paulson. your best friend if the film.
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>> oh, no. >> she's a blow to we, sparkly sort of sea creature. worldly abouout her. >> do you understand that? queen maybe. >> sea creature? >>maybe. i adore her. adore her. it was an extraordinary cast and kyle chandler, you know, it was -- what's wonderful about the film is yes, carol is in a loveless marriage, but the husband, played by kyle, is not demonized. he's as trapped by versions of what society thinks man should be as carol is by who a woman should be. >> more than 60 years after this book was published, it's finally being made into a movie. why is the mesge just as imrtant today? >> i think if the film was made
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been seen as a political act. this film no longer has to stand for all of thahat experience. in the end, the it's the love story that come across. >> it certaininly does. cate blanchett, few for joining us.
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this friday i'm glad you came this is the time when all of us are thinking about family, of course, and getting together for thanksgiving. we'r're joined by michael anthony, the executive chef of gram mercy tavern. want to ask you about your book. i love, "v" is for vegetable. >> this is for home cooks. these diss are the way we cook at home. all abobout vegetables and what is
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garden or the farmer's market. these are do-able recipes. >> i love the idea of getting our kids to eat more vegetables. let's start here. >> i have three daughters. i do not get a free pass. this is tough. it -- these dishes are full of color to attract their attention. in this pan, i've blazed some chopped sweet poetatoes and made them nice and shiny by having the kids pick thengredients from the market, that helps to get them into the idea that ty might taste what you have made at home. >> cabbage a beautiful color. >> the idea is to use cold weather ingredients. this is not a long recipe. rather than braisg the cab paj, let's saute it in the olilive oil and set in smashed cloves of
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>> how long you to saute? >> literalally jus until it's wilted. when it's wilted -- >> take a lit bit of the sweet potatoes. is this acorn squash? >> we'll serve wit the caage, pine nuts, raisins. in this dish, we have roasted the, simply, o open the squash. this is delicata. we cut it in half. scooped out the seeds. butter. a little bit of honey. this is called kibocha squash. >> not only for the cornucopia on the table but for your plate. >> it makes a full meal. s toed with sauteed swiss chard. wild rice. >> a nice bite to it.
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>> lemon and olive oil starts to bring out the flavors. in the cold weather, makes it -- >> that does look really good. save m plate, please. >> by scooping and filling, a chance to put a full meal on the table. >> such a sweetness to the actual squash. i highly recommend them. so ey to make. >> tell us about the soup. it's so good. >> we usedd carrots. they get sweet with the cold weather. we used coconut milk. >> the reveal. ta-da. >> everyone wants to know what to do with radishes. we chopped them up. >> thank you, lara. i would have been fine. is there that would have been mine. >> so the soup is user friendly as well? >> all of these dishes are done in a time frarame that the home cook can manage on a rereal-life family schedule with a real-life
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press conference. >> world leaders. the deadly terrorist attttacks a the top of the agenda. and the pressure to take the fight to isis. i want to start with brian ross. and brian, first off, a siege in belgium where, police thought they had the eighth attacker who has been on the loose surrounded. >> a three-our siege in the suburb of brussels. they thought he was there. discovered he had fled. they're still looking for him worldwide. he is the eighth shooter. believed to have escaped the scene in paris on friday. >> they've identified the master mind. >> reporter: they believe the master mind is a welell-known isis fighter from belgium. he's been identified as the mastermind i and out of belgium, going back and forth from syria. boasted abou his ability to operate inside europe and not get caught..
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al behind the foiled attempt to attack a french passenger train earlier in year. what's most important, isis seems to have gone global. u.s. and french authorities say they have created their own unit to organize and plot attacks with sleeper cells against europe and the u.s. there is a new isis video this morning with a threat that waington, d.c. may be the next part. >> here comes the president now. >> good afternoon. let me begin by thanking the president and the people of turkey for their outstanding work in hosting this g-20 summit. antalya is beautiful. the hospitality of the turkish people is legendary. to our turkish friends -- [ speaking turkish ]
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at the g-20. we've been focused on growing economies and jobs for our people. growth has to be inclusive to address the rising inequalitity throughout the world. given growing cyberthreats, we have set up new rules. a commitment not the engage in the cybertheft of intellectual property for private gains. we pledged to work together for a successful outcome in ris. of course, much of our attention is focused on the heinous attacks that took place in paris. across the world, in the united states, american flags are at half staff in solidarity with
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we're woing closely with our french partners as they pursue investigations and track down suspects. france is already a strong counterterrorism partner. we're streamlining the process by which we share intelligence and military operation with france. this will allow our personnel to pass threat information to our french partners. we have to protect against more attacks and protect our citizens. tragically, paris is not alone. we havave seen outrageous attacks by isil in beirut, last month in ank , and routinely in ira
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waer united against this threat. isil is the face of evil. our goal as i have said many times is to degrade and ultimately destroy this bar bashicbash ic -- barbaric organization. we have a strategy to use all elements of our power. military. economic. development, the sength of our mmunities. we have always understood this would be a long-term campaign. there will be successes. the terrible events in paris are a setback. as we grieve with our french fries, however, we can't lose sight that there has been progress being made. on the military front, our coalition is intensifying our air strikes, more than 8,8,000 to date.
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commanders. their killers. we have seen that when we have an effective partner on the ground, isil can and is pushed back. so local forces in iraq backed by air power liberate d sinjar. iraqi force are fighting to take back ramadi. we have stepped up our support of opposition forces working to cut off supply lines to isis strong holds. so in short, both in iraq and syria, isil controls less territory than it did before. i made the point to my fellow leaders, that if we want this progress to be susustained, more people need to step up with the resources this fight demands. the attacks in paris remind us it will not be enough toefeat
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isil in syria and iraq alone. here in antalya, we've committed toharing more information and stepping up efforts to stem the flow of foreign fighters in and out of syria and iraq. as the united states showed in libya, isil leaders will have no safe haven a anywhere. the best voices to discredit i isil's warped ideology. on the humanitarian front, our nations agreed we have to do more individuaually and collectively to address the agony of the syrian people. the united states is the largest done donor of aid to the syrian people. we're donating additional supplies including clothing and generators through the united nations. the u.n. appeal for syria has less than half the funds needed.
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today, i'm again calling on more nations to contribute the resources this crisis demands. in terms of refugees, it's clear that countries like turkey, lebanon, and jordan, which are already bearing an extraordinary so alone. at the same time, all of o countries have to ensure security. as president, myy fir priority is the safety of the american people. that's why,, even as we accept more refugees, including syans, we do so after subjecting them to rigorous screening and security checks. we have to remember many of them are the victi of terrorism themselves. that's what they're fleeing. slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values. our nations can welcome refugees desperatatelyeeking safety and ensure our own security. we can a and must both. finally, we have begun to see
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some modest progress on the diplomat front. which is critical because a political solution is the only way to end the war in syria and unite the unite the syrian people and the world against isil. the vienna talks mark the first time that all the key countries have come together, as a result, i would add, of america leadership, and reached a common understanding. with this weekend's talks there's a path forward. negotiations between the syrian opposition and the syrian regime under the auspices of the united nations, a transition toward a more inclusive representative government, a new constitution followed by preelections and alongside this political process a cease-fire in the civil war even as we continue to fight against isil. these are obviously ambitious goals. hopes for diplomacy i in syria have been dashed before. there are any number of ways that this lest diplomatic push could falter. there are still disagreements
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most critically over the fate of bashar assad who we do not believe has a role in syria's future because of his brutal rule. his war against the syrian people is the primary root cause of this crises. what is different this time and what gives us some degree of hope is that, as i said, for the first time all the major countries on all sides of the syrian conflict agree on a process that is needed to end thiswar. and so whilee are very clear-eyed about the very, very difficult road still ahead, the united states in partnership with our coalition is going to remain relentless on all fnts, military, humanitarian, and diplomatic. we have the right strategy and we're going to see it through. with that i'm going to take some
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