France to keep 10,000 troops on streets as terror threat remains high

Reuters / Gonzalo Fuentes

France continues to remain on alert as the threat of attacks by Islamist extremists remains high in France. As a result President Francois Hollande has decided to continue the deployment of 10,000 troops on the streets across the country. “The threat of terrorist attack against our country remains high. The head of state has decided to maintain the level of the army on the national territory at 10,000 troops in support of security forces from the Interior Ministry,” Hollande’s office said in a statement after a meeting of senior ministers, AFP reported. A total of 7,000 troops will be monitoring and protecting religious buildings that are “particularly threatened,” the statement added. FULL REPORT