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    French Security Council Discusses Fight Against Terrorism, New Safety Measures

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    French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday held a meeting of the country's Defense and Security Council to discuss the fight against terrorism and national security after a recent series of attacks, the Elysee Palace said.

    PARIS (Sputnik) —Earlier in August, the French government said it planned to beef up security at schools in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Nice and near Rouen.

    "The President of the Republic convened the Defense and Security Council meeting devoted to protection from the terrorist threat and monitoring of measures, taken during the summer season across the country. The Council also considered security measures, which will be implemented in autumn… the Council discussed operations against terrorist groups abroad with participation of our forces," the presidential office said in a statement.

    France has been in a state of emergency since the Paris attacks last November. It was prolonged for six months in July after a truck attack in the seaside resort of Nice killed 84 people. Later that month, two radicalized men murdered a priest in a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen.


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