A young Parisian friend of mine who lives here, was telling me last night that she knew at least one person who had to lie still beneath piles of bodies in that concert hall, trying to keep still whilst waiting to be shot. They were one of the survivors.
When she first heard about the attacks, she immediately phoned her mother and sister - who live right in the middle of the area attacked - to make sure that they were not caught up in it. They were not.
Then she brought out her iPhone and turned on a little map of the area in Paris, and the little map had two humanoid figures on it, one of which was moving down the street.
"Oh my God!" she exclaimed, "My mother has left the flat and is walking down the road!"
I asked to look, and - sure enough - a stylised human was distinctly moving down the road in that part of Paris.
"Oh good, she has gone into my sister's flat, so she is safe now." I was astounded - I didn't know that this satellite App existed until then.
Ironically, they must have used similar technology to pinpoint Jihadi John before they blasted his truck to pieces with him inside it.
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