12:20 GMT13 June 2021
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    French President Francois Hollande announced Thursday the mobilization of 40,000 reservists, up from 28,000, to boost the country's security.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The decision may be related to a series of coordinated attacks in the French capital on November 13, killing 130 people and injuring over 350 others.

    "I have asked [Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian] that the number of reservists be increased to 40,000, against the current 28,000," Hollande said, as quoted by the Elysee Palace on Twitter.


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