Thursday 8 December 2016

France on high alert for Islamic State terrorist attacks

Published 02/09/2016 | 10:31

Last November’s attack at the Bataclan theatre in Paris has been of particular interest to the researchers along with recent attacks in Norway and Kenya
Last November’s attack at the Bataclan theatre in Paris has been of particular interest to the researchers along with recent attacks in Norway and Kenya

Islamic State's military pullback in Iraq and Syria increases the risk of Islamist attacks in France like the ones the country suffered this year and last, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins has said.

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"We see clearly in the history of terrorism that when terrorist organisations are in difficulty on their own turf they look for an opportunity to attack abroad," he said in an interview with Le Monde newspaper, adding that the military pressure IS faces could result in more French jihadis and their families returning home.

Many of those involved in deadly attacks in France since last year were French born.

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