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France to Boost Intelligence Activity in Fight Against Terrorism

Sputnik News

14:15 14.01.2016

The National Intelligence Council of France (CNR) has decided to improve the coordination of internal and external actions of the French intelligence services in the fight against terrorism, the Elysee Palace said in a statement on Thursday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the statement, President Francois Hollande called the council to convene on Wednesday.

'During the meeting of the council, it was decided to deepen the integration of internal and external actions of the intelligence services, which contribute to the prevention of and the fight against terrorism, both in France and abroad,' the statement read.

France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was appointed to be in charge of the new strategy, according to the statement.

On November 13, Daesh (Islamic State) terrorists, outlawed in many countries, including France, Russia and the United states, attacked several venues across Paris, killing 130 people. In the wake of the attacks, Hollande pledged to do his utmost to counter terrorism, particularly Daesh, both domestically and globally.


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