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France to mobilize 10,000 troops to reinforce security

Iran Press TV

Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:28PM

France's defense minister has announced that more than 10,000 troops will be stationed across the country to ensure security after the recent terrorist attacks in the country's capital city of Paris.

Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that the anti-terror operation in France which started after the recent terror attacks in the country will remain at its highest level of alert.

He added that 10,000 troops will be deployed across the country from Tuesday night to reinforce police units already engaged in anti-terror operations.

France's such use of army to establish security in the country is unparalleled in recent history. France Prime Minister Manuel Valls estimated earlier on Monday that the number of military troops will be around 8,500.

The deployment is meant to provide more protection to mosques, synagogues and religious schools across France, which are exposed to serious security threats.

The recent terrorist attacks in France began on January 7 when the office of satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, came under assault by two gunmen. Some 12 people were killed in the incident that left France in huge shock and fear.

Two days later, two brothers, Said and Cherif Kouachi, suspected of murdering the journalists, were killed after being cornered at a printing workshop in the town of Dammartin-en-Goele.

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