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Commemorating Paris Victims, Hollande Vows To 'Destroy Army Of Fanatics'

France Holds Memorial For Terrorist Attack Victims
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French President Francois Hollande has told a ceremony commemorating the victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris that "France will do everything to destroy the army of fanatics that committed these crimes."

Hollande made the remarks at the locked-down ceremony on November 27, exactly two weeks after the attacks.

The French flag has been hung from balconies and windows along the streets of Paris as about 2,000 invitees gathered for the commemoration ceremony at the city's military museum.

Family members of the 130 people killed in the attacks were present in the courtyard of the Les Invalides museum and war veterans complex, as well as some people wounded by the terrorists.

The victims were killed when Islamic State militants attacked the national stadium, a concert hall, and a series bars and restaurants.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP