MOSCOW (Sputnik) –The defense minister said 128 nationwide raids were conducted overnight, a day after some 170 raids yielded a rocket launcher and several arrests.
“We mobilized 115,000 police officers, gendarmes, military across the country to ensure France's security,” Cazeneuve told the France Info radio station.
On November 13, a series of coordinated attacks at various locations in the French capital left over 130 dead and 350 injured, prompting President Francois Hollande to declare a state of emergency, increase defense spending and step up national anti-terror security.
A manhunt is underway for the alleged mastermind of the Paris massacres, Belgian-born Abdelhamid Abaaoud, thought to be in Syria. Another suspect is said to be French native Salah Abdeslam, who is thought to have rented a vehicle used in the deadly shootings.