Days after the tragic Paris attack, remnants of sorrow still remain. Following the release of footage detailing the moment jihadists opened fire on Eagles Of Death Metal concertgoers inside the Bataclan theater on the evening of Friday, November 13, photos have also been released. According to the Daily Mail, photos of the bloodied Bataclan theater aftermath have emerged. It has been reported that the photo, which captures the interior of the concert hall, was taken shortly after the attack took place. In the photo, several lifeless bodies can be seen lying in pools of blood and debris.
The Bataclan shooting and aftermath was only part of the ISIS-orchestrated massacre that took place. The horrific shooting, which left 129 dead and 352 injured, is reportedly the worst act of violence seen in France since the Second World War. In addition to the Bataclan theater shooting, groups of jihadists also left a number of bars, clubs, and the Stade de France football stadium riddled with bullets and lifeless bodies.
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Several survivors have shared chilling accounts of the series of events that unfolded. Inside the Bataclan theater alone, approximately 30 people were fatally wounded during the chaos, which consisted of gunfire and one suicide bombing. One witness revealed four assailants entered the concert hall with AK-47 assault rifles. In French, they briefly explained the reason behind the attack. The deadly attack went on for approximately 10 minutes.
” ‘What you are doing in Syria, you are going to pay for it now.’ Another cried: ‘This is for Syria.’ Then, aiming their weapons, they issued short bursts of fire, killing two or three people at a time. Survivors would speak later of the terror, of people crawling on top of each other, covering their heads, whispering prayers. For ten minutes, the gunmen slowly picked off their victims as they lay face-down, deliberately pausing for a minute every so often, raising the already appalling sense of dread. They shot, recharged their guns, and shot again.”
Pierre Janaszak, a French radio personality, was also at the Bataclan theater at the time of the shooting. Like many who have recounted the Paris shooting and Bataclan aftermath, Janaszak also cited that the eerily calm shooters fired relentlessly until lifeless bodies and pools of blood were everywhere. He also voiced his disapproval of President François Hollande’s decision to allow Syrian refugees into France under the refugee resettlement network.
“They didn’t stop firing. There was blood everywhere, corpses everywhere. Everyone was trying to flee… I clearly heard them say ‘It’s the fault of Hollande, it’s the fault of your president, he should not have intervened in Syria.’ “
Although Syrian refugees have not been accused of being involved in the shooting, the refugee debate stems from reports revealing how suicide bomber Ahmed Almuhamed was able to enter France. It has been reported that he and other bombers entered France with fake Syrian passports under the guise of refugees.
PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 13: Policemen patrol the streets during gunfire near the Bataclan concert hall on November 13, 2015, in Paris, France. Gunfire and explosions in multiple locations erupted in the French capital with early casualty reports indicating at least 60 dead. [Photo by Antoine Antoniol / Getty Images]
The alleged oversight has reportedly sparked outrage internationally as an influx of Syrian refugees have been relocated to many different parts of the world, including the United States. Shortly after the tragedy occurred, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made headlines when he addressed the Obama administration, accusing them of keeping Americans in the dark about the Syrian refugees being housed in the United States. The Bataclan aftermath has caught the attention of many social media users who find the entire incident quite disturbing.
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