Obama meeting with national security team on Paris attacks

Obama meeting with national security team on Paris attacks
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President Obama will meet with the National Security Council on Saturday, hours after a string of terror attacks across Paris left at least 120 dead. 
 
Obama and his national security team will meet before the president leaves for the Group of 20 summit meeting in Turkey "to review the latest intelligence surrounding the attacks in Paris," a White House official said. 
 
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The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attacks across Paris on Friday, which amounted to the deadliest evening in France since World War II. 
 
The terrorist group released a statement in French and Arabic early Saturday, according to the Associated Press, hours after French President François Hollande blamed it for the deadly attacks.
 
But U.S. officials have not yet confirmed whether ISIS was behind the attacks.
 
The State Department said in a statement it believes Americans were among those injured in the terror strikes, which occurred at a crowded concert venue, a Cambodian restaurant and France's national soccer stadium. 
 
"The U.S. Embassy in Paris is working around the clock to assist American citizens affected by this tragedy," spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement. 
 
There is no change in Obama's plans to leave for a 10-day foreign trip Saturday afternoon, which includes stops at the G-20 summit, Malaysia and the Philippines.
 
Hollande scrapped his plans to attend the summit, which is expected to be dominated by talk of the attacks.