Obama expresses condolences to French president

Obama expresses condolences to French president
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President Obama phoned French President François Hollande Friday night in the aftermath of the deadliest terror attacks in France's recent history.
 
"The two leaders pledged to work together, and with nations around the world, to defeat the scourge of terrorism," the White House said in a statement. 
 
More than 120 people were killed in a string of attacks across Paris, which appeared coordinated. 
 
The incidents included a massive hostage incident at a popular concert venue, a shooting at a Cambodian restaurant and an explosion near France's national soccer stadium.
 
Obama offered condolences to Hollande for the lives lost in the attacks and promised U.S. assistance in France's response.
 
"The president reiterated the United States' steadfast, unwavering support for the people of France, our oldest ally and friend, and reaffirmed the offer of any necessary support to the French investigation," the White House said. 
 
Earlier Friday evening, Obama condemned the attacks during a brief statement at the White House. 
 
"This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share," he said.