France seeks more cooperation with allies to fight terrorism



French President Francois Hollande is vowing to stamp out terrorism.

Bombing ISIL in Syria and Iraq will be combined with new laws and greater cooperation between France and its European partners plus the US and Russia.

Last Friday, terrorists succeeded in staging an attack in the French capital, Paris, despite new anti-terrorism and surveillance laws passed in the wake of the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine ten months ago.

France is now considering stripping citizenship from suspected terrorists, extending the state of emergency for three months and will recruit 5,000 extra police and 1,000 more justice officials in trying to balance increased surveillance with trying not to alienate France’s large Muslim minority.

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