ISIS claims responsibility for Paris attacks

Spectators gather on the pitch after news of the bombing and terrorist attacks in Paris reaches the fans after the International Friendly match between France and Germany at the Stade de France on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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Spectators gather on the pitch after news of the bombing and terrorist attacks in Paris reaches the fans after the International Friendly match between France and Germany at the Stade de France on November 13, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly attacks in Paris, France, that left 127 people dead.

ISIS made its announcement online Saturday morning, shortly after French President Francois Hollande accused the group of conspiring to commit the deadliest attack in the country's history since World War II.

The militant group said eight of its members carried out the calculated attacks with explosives and no fear of risking losing their own lives.

Paris was chosen as it is the "capital of adultery and vice," according to an Associated Press assessment of the memo.

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France and its supporters "will remain at the top of the list of targets of the Islamic State," the statement said.

ISIS attacked in retaliation to air strikes in Syria and Iraq by U.S. and French forces within the lat year, according to the Associated Press.

The statement was released in Arabic and French and posted in English on what the group claims is their website.

Hollande said he vows to strike the group back for what he called "an act of war."