Army, security forces mobilized in France – president
The French forces of law and order and the servicemen have been mobilized at the highest level to ensure security following the terrorist attacks in Paris, French President Francois Hollande said, Reuters news agency reported.
"We have, on my decision, mobilized all forces possible to neutralize the terrorists and make all concerned areas safe," said Hollande in a televised address. "I have also asked for military reinforcements. They are currently in the Paris area, to ensure that no new attack can take place."
He said that a state of emergency will be declared, which means that some places will be closed, traffic may be banned, and there will also be searches which may be decided throughout Ile de France (greater Paris).
Gunmen and bombers attacked restaurants, a concert hall and a sports stadium at locations across Paris Nov.13, killing at least 120 people in a deadly rampage that President Francois Hollande called an unprecedented terrorist attack.
Four gunmen systematically slaughtered at least 87 young people attending a rock concert at the Bataclan music hall. Some 40 more people were killed in five other attacks in the Paris region, including an apparent double suicide bombing outside the national stadium, where the French president Hollande and the German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier were watching a friendly soccer international. Some 200 people were injured.