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Europe is in a State of War - French Prime Minister

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The French prime minister has declared that Europe is currently in a state of war.

France has mobilized additional 1600 police officers, gendarmes to ensure security following the Brussels attacks. 

"Europe is in a state of war. The terror threat remains on the highest level," Valls said at a government meeting.

A total of 400 additional police officers will boost security in the greater Paris area, and military patrols will be refocused on public transport sites. 

Earlier France has closed its border with Belgium.  

​Belgian intelligence had advance knowledge of plans to carry out terrorist attacks in the country but was unaware of their time or location, the French BFMTV reported Tuesday, citing police sources.

​The blasts in Brussels come just days after Salah Abdeslam, the mastermind behind the November Paris Attacks, was arrested in Belgium. 

At least 15 people have been killed in the Metro terror attacks in Brussels, according to Belgian broadcaster RTBF. Ten more people have been reportedly injured.    

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  • FlorianGeyer
    Surely the French should realise more than most that terrorists will always find a way to terrorise ? The French Resistance in WW2 was regarded as a terrorist grouping by Germany in WW2 and despite huge efforts by the German Army in France, the Resistance had a lot of successes.

    The terrorist Genie is now out of the bottle in the EU and Europe is starting to pay the price in blood for supporting a fellow NATO member that is Turkey, who has been buying stolen oil from ISIL, arming ISIL,Al Nusra et al in Syria and Iraq, treating ISIL wounded in Turkish hospitals,facilitating and training terrorists within Turkey, using refugees that terrorism caused to blackmail the EU for many billions or Euro's and having a hand in the people smuggling Mafia gangs that transport migrants to Europe.
  • Marques rouges
    French PM Valls also said that the priority is to oust Assad, while the French secret services managed to send weapons to the islamic "moderate resistance" against Assad in Syria.
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