"However, paradoxically, the weakening of Daesh in the region of Iraq and Syria is a factor which increases the terrorist threat [in France]. The history of terrorism has taught us well that when terrorist groups have problems on the ground they seek to carry out attacks in other territories," Molins told Le Monde newspaper in an interview, answering a question on how the terrorism threat has changed since January 2015.
It has been reported earlier that some 700 French citizens or residents are currently taking part in hostilities in Syria and Iraq.
A series of terrorist attacks carried out across Paris on November 13 claimed the lives of 130 people and injured over 350 others. Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.