Paris attacks: France mobilises 115,000 security personnel

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France has mobilised 115,000 security personnel in the wake of Friday’s Paris attacks by Islamist militants, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said.

BBC

Cazeneuve said 128 more raids on suspected militants were carried out. French air strikes also hit Islamic State in Syria overnight.

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IS has said it carried out the attacks on bars, restaurants, a concert hall and a stadium in which 129 people died.
A huge manhunt is under way for one of the suspects, Salah Abdeslam.

He is believed to have fled across the border to his native Belgium. Belgian police have released more pictures of the wanted man.

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Belgium’s government has raised its terror threat level because of the failure so far to arrest Abdeslam. Tuesday’s football match between the national team and Spain has been cancelled as a result.

Mr Cazeneuve said: “We have mobilised 115,000 police, gendarmes and military over the whole of our national territory to insure the protection of French people.”

He vowed to boost funding for police equipment, which he said had fallen by 17% in 2007-12.

The interior minister added that 128 raids on suspected Islamist militants had been carried out overnight on Monday to Tuesday. More than 160 raids were made earlier on Monday, with 23 people arrested and dozens of weapons seized.

French media reported that during raids police found a safe house used by the attackers in Bobigny, a suburb of Paris.

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  1. Its worthless. The security forces should be alert 24/7. Now, its pointless, deploying troops. The terrorists would wait until the dust settles and hit again. These terrorist use a hit and run tactic. Its also pointless to use military planes to bomb Syria, becoz the innocent majority of civilians will be killed. Its likely that during these bombings, the terrorists would use civilians as shields.

    • Labeling the extreme ISIS- jehadist ‘terrorists’ is unfair and insensitive to their cause. These guys are neither terrorists nor bandits like the Western media might want us believe. I think if the so called ‘World Super Powers’ exclude themselves in Syria, the crisis can be solved by the Syrians themselves. What can we expect from a minority group being attacked left, right and center by these evil bullies of this World? Obvious the only answer is to attack innocent Citizens of those bullies as a revenge. Am not being heartless to the victims of the current Paris atrocities, but my point is Western countries have to learn to mind their own business or else risk life of innocent civilians. France, the EU and US are causing discord in the middle east for selfish gains, making the war more complicated and mass suffering.

    • Labeling the extreme ISIS- jehadist ‘terrorists’ is unfair and insensitive to the cause of their suffering. These guys are neither terrorists nor bandits like the Western media might want us believe. I think if the so called ‘World Super Powers’ exclude themselves in Syria, the crisis can be solved by the Syrians themselves. What can we expect from a minority group being attacked left, right and center by these evil bullies of this World? Obvious the only answer is to attack innocent Citizens of those bullies as a revenge. Am not being heartless to the victims of the current Paris atrocities, but my point is Western countries have to learn to mind their own business or else risk life of innocent civilians. France, the EU and US are causing discord in the middle east for selfish gains, making the war more complicated and mass suffering.

    • Labeling the jihadist ISIS-extremist ‘terrorists’ is unfair and insensitive to the cause of their suffering. These guys are neither terrorists nor bandits like the Western media might want us believe. I think if the so called ‘World Super Powers’ exclude themselves in Syria, the crisis can be solved by the Syrians themselves. What can we expect from a minority group being attacked left, right and center by these evil bullies of this World? Obvious the only answer is to attack innocent Citizens of those bullies as a revenge. Am not being heartless to the victims of the current Paris atrocities, but my point is Western countries have to learn to mind their own business or else risk life of innocent civilians. France, the EU and US are causing discord in the middle east for selfish gains, making the war more complicated and mass sufferings.

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